Tools and Resources
We have compiled a range of practical tools and resources below to support commissioners and services in implementing the commissioning guides.
- Audit tools and NICE guidance
- Patient surveys
- Education and training
- Costing templates
- Expenditure and outcome benchmarking data
If you have any audit tools that have been used locally or regionally to look at your surgical practice and you are willing to share them please contact us.
|Commissioning Guide||Survey/ Audit tool||Source of tool||Date of publication|
|Faecal Incontinence||Patient Experience Survey||National Audit of Continence Care||2011|
- The Health Foundation has published a report on measuring person-centred care combined with a searchable Excel spreadsheet of 160 measurement tools. View this resource.
The Bladder and Bowel Foundation have clinical training courses available for qualified nurses and care workers.
|Commissioning guide||Related NICE guidance||Costing template||Source|
|Otitis media with effusion||NICE clinical guideline 60||Surgical management of otitis media costing template||NICE|
|Faecal incontinence||NICE Clinical Guideline 49||Costing template for implementing Faecal Incontinence NICE guidance||NICE|
|Spending and outcome (SPOT) tool||Allows local authorities to benchmark spend and outcomes across key health commissioning areas||Public Health England|
|National Benchmarker and Assurance Portal||An online tool that compares acute hospital activity, clinical coding and payment by results data. Free to all in NHS.||Audit Commission|