Resource impact statement

No significant resource impact is anticipated

We do not expect this guideline to have a significant impact on resources; that is:

  • the resource impact of implementing any single guideline recommendation will be less than £1 million per year in England (or £1,800 per 100,000 population) and
  • the resource impact of implementing the whole guideline in England will be less than £5 million per year (or £9,100 per 100,000 population).

There may be savings as a result of the recommendations improving the accuracy of recognising faltering growth. However the savings are not anticipated to be significant.

It is not anticipated that the recommendations will result in a significant increase in costs, as the principal change from current practice will be the standardisation of care. This is anticipated to be achieved if necessary by using existing resources differently.

These services are commissioned by NHS England and clinical commissioning groups. Providers are NHS hospital trusts, community providers and primary care providers.


This page was last updated: 27 September 2017