4 Implementation

4 Implementation

NICE guidance can help:

  • Children's services, social care and NHS organisations meet the requirements of the Department of Communities and Local Government's 'The new performance framework for local authorities and local authority partnerships'.

  • Schools evaluate their progress towards the outcomes set out in 'Every child matters' (HM Government 2004). It can also help them meet their statutory responsibility to promote the 'wellbeing' of students – an obligation which is subject to the inspection process.

  • NHS organisations, social care and children's services meet the requirements of the DH's 'Operating framework for 2008/09' and 'Operational plans 2008/09–2010/11'.

  • 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.

  • Provide a focus for multi-sector partnerships for health, such as local strategic partnerships.

NICE has developed tools to help organisations put this guidance into practice.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)