We have designed a database to record all aspects of NICE from publication to Trust compliance levels. We record published NICE guidance and implementation tools available. We record who within the Trust these have been sent to and when. We use the database to track compliance responses and collate evidence supplied to support compliance statements. The database then records compliance levels, gap analysis and action plans.
We can then produce compliance reports to NICE guidance for our Divisional Structures, Trust Board and local commissioners. A NICE Guidance Process Flowchart forms part of our Trust NICE Implementation Procedure
Aims and objectives
1. Evidence of compliance to NICE
2. Assurance to Trust Board and Commissioners of levels of compliance.
3. Ensuring Clinical Leads receive as much assistance as possible to become compliant to NICE.
Reasons for implementing your project
How did you implement the project
2. Having a robust process for NICE guidance with an escalation plan.
Fig.1. attached shows details of Published NICE guidance is recorded, who sent to, when, what specialty and compliance response noted
Key learning points
- Reports on activity and success drive competition to succeed in compliance.
- We find that the ability to produce and share report information across the Trust showing levels of compliance and the work that has produced this, raises awareness, shares good practice and provides a stimulus to other areas to explore new initiatives to reach compliance. We also record on our sister Clinical Audit Database those audits that are carried out as a direct result of NICE guidance.
Fig. 2. attached shows report facilities available with or without compliance statement.
Fig.3. attached shows access to Data Warehouse File, holding compliance evidence under Guidance type and numbering.