A quick, easy way to access key information from NICE on social care topics.
These guides have been developed jointly by SCIE and NICE with the aim of providing key information about social care topics in a concise and quick-to-read format. They are for people who don't have the time to read large guidelines and quality standards.
Background to the SCIE/NICE quick guides Open
The quick guide format was developed in response to feedback from audiences.. Time pressures mean that people working in the social care sector do not have time for much reading or for absorbing large amounts of information. The guides are quick and easy to read; they are four A4 pages long, visually appealing and have concise, practice-focused content. Each guide covers key information based on National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance that is relevant to a specific audience e.g. care home managers, practitioners who support children and people who use services. A co-production group is involved in the development of each guide. Groups are made up of people with an interest in the topic, including professionals and people who use services and carers, so that we can ensure that the guides offer relevant advice and meet the needs of the sector.
SCIE’s role for each guide is to:
- Develop a spec and timeline
- Set up a co-production group. The group comments on content and design.
- Write content based on NICE guidance
- Commission the design of the guide.
- Project manage all stages and ensure deadlines are met
SCIE has been commissioned by NICE to produce ten quick guides in 2018-2019 and ten the following year. Topics are yet to be decided. Nine have been produced so far. These are:
- Helping to prevent infection
- Child abuse and neglect
- Discussing and planning medicines support
- Building independence through planning for transition
- Recognising and preventing delirium
- Improving oral health for adults in care homes
- Better home care for older people
- Moving between hospital and home, including care homes
- Intermediate care, including reablement.
Enabling positive lives for autistic adults
A quick guide for social workers
Helping to prevent winter deaths and illnesses associated with cold homes
A quick guide for home care managers
Assessment and diagnosis of autism: what to expect
A quick guide for young people and their families
Reducing the risk of violent and aggressive behaviours
A quick guide for registered managers of mental health services for young people
Evidence for strengths and asset-based outcomes
A quick guide for social workers. Strengths and asset-based approaches in social care focus on what individuals and communities have and how they can work together, rather than on what individuals don’t have or can’t do.
Giving medicines covertly
A quick guide for care home managers and home care managers providing medicines support
Advance care planning
A quick guide for registered managers of care homes and home care services
Improving young people’s experiences in transition to and from inpatient mental health settings
A quick guide for mental health practitioners supporting young people
Person-centred future planning
A quick guide for practitioners supporting people growing older with learning disabilities.
Helping to prevent pressure ulcers
A quick guide for registered managers of care homes.
Dementia – discussing and planning support after diagnosis
A quick guide for people with dementia and their family and carers.
Promoting independence through intermediate care
A quick guide for staff delivering intermediate care services.
Arranging services for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges
A quick guide for commissioners.
What to expect during assessment and care planning
A quick guide for people using adult social care services.
Effective record keeping and ordering of medicines
A quick guide for home care managers providing medicines support.
Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect
A quick guide for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families.
Getting help to overcome abuse
A quick guide for young people receiving support
Helping to prevent infection
A quick guide for managers and staff in care homes
Discussing and planning medicines support
A quick guide for homecare managers providing medicines support
Building independence through planning for transition
A quick guide for practitioners supporting young people
Recognising and preventing delirium
A quick guide for care home managers
Improving oral health for adults in care homes
A quick guide for care home managers
Better home care for older people
A quick guide for people who arrange their own care
Moving between hospital and home, including care homes
A quick guide for registered managers of care homes and home care
Understanding intermediate care, including reablement
A quick guide for people using intermediate care services