National Institiue for Health and Clinical Excellence

Annual Review - 2009/2010

The Trust put systems in place to make sure their doctors...knew about all NICE guidance that impacts on their services

Celebrating good practice

During 2009/10 we received many new examples of shared learning – case studies of practice in implementing NICE guidance from the NHS and other organisations. By the end of the year, the database contained 216 examples.

Each year we celebrate the best at our Shared Learning Awards. Shortlisted candidates presented their work at the NICE annual conference in December 2009. The three winners were voted for by conference delegates.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust won the clinical award for their project, ‘Saving sight the NICE way’. Their aim was to start giving patients easy access to a new, sight-saving treatment (Lucentis®) the same day as the NICE technology appraisal guidance was published.

The Staffordshire branch of Addaction, the drug and alcohol treatment charity, won the health and wellbeing award for ‘Putting NICE guidance into practice managing a pharmacy needle and syringe programme’.

The general category prize went to South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for their project ‘NICE & knowledge: developing a robust cascade of NICE guidance’. The Trust put systems in place, including e-learning, to make sure their doctors and other healthcare professionals knew about all NICE guidance that impacts on their services to help them treat, and give information to, patients.

Each winner was presented with a trophy, certificate and cheque for £1000 to help them put NICE guidance into practice.

Find out more about the NICE Shared Learning database.