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NICE Homecare Guideline Resources

NICE has published two new resources to support the implementation of the guideline on Home care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes. Both publications were developed by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC), a partnership led by SCIE.

The tailored resource will help practitioners implement NICE's guideline on home care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes. It explores how challenges to implementing the guideline can be overcome, and links to key resources and case studies to help services do this. It is particularly relevant to providers of home care services and commissioners in local authorities and the NHS. The resource will help to support the workforce and to promote collaborative working. Each section of this resource will pull out implementation challenges and opportunities, with links to resources, examples and further reading

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects home care services and uses NICE guidelines as evidence in the inspection process. NICE quality standards inform CQC ratings of 'good' and 'outstanding' and links between the CQC regulations and the guideline are highlighted throughout this. It is assumed that implementing new guidelines will be costly. In fact, placing resources where they will be most effective can provide best value - NICE has prepared a costing statement to help with this.

The roundtable report is about a roundtable event that took place in Manchester. The purpose of the event was to discuss how the home care guideline can help to improve the experiences and outcomes of people who use home care services. The report provides a template for similar discussions and includes hints and tips to help regions organise and run their own event, using the guideline as a framework to help improve practice.