4 Implementation

4 Implementation

NICE guidance can help:

  • Commissioners and providers of NHS services to meet the quality requirements of the DH's Operating framework for 2012/13. It can also help them to deliver against domain one of the NHS outcomes framework (preventing people from dying prematurely).

  • NHS, local authority, public health and social care services in meeting outcomes as detailed in Improving outcomes: a strategy for cancer (2011). This can be achieved by improving cancer survival rates for oral cancer through earlier detection.

  • Local authorities and NHS-commissioned services to contribute to the delivery of A smokefree future: a comprehensive tobacco control strategy for England (2010) and Healthy lives, healthy people: a tobacco control plan for England (2011).

  • Local health and wellbeing boards to deliver on their requirements within Healthy lives, healthy people (2010).

  • Dental practitioners adopt best practice for detecting oral cancer, in line with 'Early detection and prevention of oral cancer: a management strategy for dental practice' (British Dental Association 2010). (This paper is available to members of the British Dental Association. For details, visit the BDA website).

  • Local authorities, NHS services and local organisations, determine how to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities during the joint strategic needs assessment process.

  • Local NHS organisations, local authorities and other local partners benefit from any identified cost savings, disinvestment opportunities or opportunities for re-directing resources. This is in line with initiatives such as the quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) challenge.

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

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