NICE Savings and Productivity Collection

The healthcare system faces a number of challenges. With the NHS being asked to make up £22 billion worth of efficiency savings by 2020/21, it is important that only the most clinically and cost effective treatments are being provided.

NICE’s savings and productivity collection is a resource that can help you find ways of saving money and increasing productivity in your area.

The collection offers a suite of resources that will help you save money and make productivity gains at work.

It puts all of our cost saving and improvement resources in one place. You can also search the collection by keyword or filter by content type.

Quality and Productivity case studies

Our case studies focus on local quality improvement whilst making cost savings. The case studies are written, edited and produced by NICE based on the information provided by the submitter. You can get an estimate of the cost savings you could make by implementing a case study in your service by using our a simple cost saving tool.

Do not do recommendations

Our do not do recommendations identify clinical practice that should be discontinued or not used routinely.

Each do not do contains information on the healthcare setting and links to the relevant piece of NICE guidance or quality standard.

Cochrane topics

Use these to identify practices that could either be significantly reduced or stopped, leading to cost savings without affecting quality of care.

Cost saving guidance

Putting our guidance into practice can deliver savings. Have a look at a list of where savings can be made.

This year we have updated and improved our resource planner. This tool helps you plan implement NICE guidance. Use it to:

  • View upcoming NICE guidance
  • Get indicative costs or savings for upcoming guidance
  • Understand the resource implications of published guidance

Key therapeutic topics

These topics summarise the evidence-base on areas that support healthcare professionals to improve prescribing quality and safety.

Interactive return on investment tools

We have developed a number of tools to inform commissioning decisions in public health. The tools collate evidence on cost effectiveness, cost impact and potential return on investment.