NICE guidance can help:
Commissioners and providers of NHS organisations, social care and children's services meet national priorities and the requirements of the DH's 'Operating framework for 2011/12'.
National and local organisations improve quality and health outcomes and reduce health inequalities.
Local authorities improve the health and wellbeing of people in their area.
Local NHS organisations, local authorities and other local partners benefit from any identified cost savings, disinvestment opportunities or opportunities for re-directing resources.
Provide a focus for integration and partnership working across social care, the NHS and public health organisations.
NICE has developed tools to help organisations put this guidance into practice. For details, see our website.