4 Implementation

4 Implementation

NICE guidance can help:

  • Commissioners and providers of NHS services to meet the quality requirements of the Department of Health's (DH's) Operating framework for the NHS in England 2012/13 (2011). Specifically, it can help them to deliver on the following requirements from the NHS outcomes framework:

    • Domain 2: enhancing quality of life for people with long-term conditions, and targeted support for children and young people at particular risk of mental health problems (such as looked-after children);

    • Domain 4: ensuring people have a positive experience of care, this includes continuity in all aspects of well-coordinated and integrated maternity care

    • Domain 5: treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm. This involves robust safeguarding arrangements, including work in partnership through local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) and local safeguarding adult boards.

  • Local health and wellbeing boards deliver on Healthy lives, healthy people (DH 2010).

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

  • Commissioners and providers of NHS services to deliver on domain 1 (to improve the wider determinants of health) of the DH's Public health outcomes framework for England. This includes:

    • reducing the number of children in poverty

    • increasing the numbers who are 'school ready'

    • reducing pupil absences

    • reducing the number of first-time entrants to the youth justice system

    • positive child development at 2–2.5 years

    • positive emotional wellbeing of looked-after children and ensuring all children's self-reported wellbeing.

  • Early years providers to deliver on the Department for Education Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework (2012a).

NICE has developed tools to help organisations put this guidance into practice. For details, see our website.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)