National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

NICE's role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. We do this by: - Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners. - Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services. - Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

Involving people living with dementia and their carers in the development of NICE guidance and standards.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

We will involve people living with dementia and their carers in NICE activities. The NICE Public Involvement Programme will provide tailored training and support to people living with dementia and their carers involved in NICE activities and the NICE staff working alongside them.

  • We have the right to be recognised as who we are, to make choices about our lives including taking risks, and to contribute to society. Our diagnosis should not define us, nor should we be ashamed of it.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

Working with health and social care commissioners (via local authorities, ADASS networks and local partnerships) to support the use of NICE dementia guidance and quality standards in their dementia commissioning strategies and policies, to improve services.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

Through engagement with social care commissioning (regional ADASS) networks and mental health commissioning networks, the NICE field team will highlight key guidance and standards and demonstrate how they can be used to support service planning, review and improvement. Practical tools and resources to support implementation will also be highlighted together with good practice examples from elsewhere (collated as part of the NICE shared learning collection.

Resources will also be highlighted, as appropriate, during engagements with social care providers and regulators (e.g. when speaking at conferences and events, staffing NICE conference stands and providing workshops for registered care managers).

  • We have the right to be respected, and recognised as partners in care, provided with education, support, services, and training which enables us to plan and make decisions about the future.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

Publish quality statements to support commissioners and service providers to ensure that high-quality dementia services are being commissioned.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

Develop a quality standard based on NICE guidance and other NICE-accredited sources in collaboration with health and social care professionals, practitioners, people living with dementia and their carers.

  • We have the right to be respected, and recognised as partners in care, provided with education, support, services, and training which enables us to plan and make decisions about the future.