4 Implementation

4 Implementation

NICE guidance can help:

  • NHS organisations meet DH standards for public health as set out in the seventh domain of 'Standards for better health' (updated in 2006). Performance against these standards is assessed by the Healthcare Commission, and forms part of the annual health check score awarded to local healthcare organisations.

  • Local authorities (including social care and children's services) and NHS organisations meet the requirements of the government's 'National standards, local action, health and social care standards and planning framework 2005–2008'.

  • Provide a focus for children's trusts, health and wellbeing partnerships and other multi-sector partnerships working on health within a local strategic partnership.

  • Support schools aiming for healthy school status.

  • National and local organisations within the public sector meet government indicators and targets to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

  • Local authorities fulfill their remit to promote the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of communities.

  • Local NHS organisations, local authorities and other local public sector partners benefit from any identified cost savings, disinvestment opportunities or opportunities for re-directing resources.

NICE has developed tools to help organisations implement this guidance.