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NICE quality standards topic library

The following quality standards have been referred to NICE for development across healthcare, social care and public health. Future healthcare topics will be referred by NHS England, and by the Department of Healthcare and Department for Education for areas such as social care and public health.

Key:
(R) quality standard referred to NICE
(P) quality standard now published
(ID) quality standard in development

Quality standards referrals

Title Status Principal area of focus
Abdominal aortic aneurysm R Healthcare
Acne R Healthcare
Acute coronary syndromes (including myocardial infarction) ID Healthcare
Acute heart failure R Healthcare
Acute kidney injury (non-traumatic) ID Healthcare
Acute medical admissions in the first 48 hours R Healthcare
Acute upper GI bleeding P Healthcare
Adrenal dysfunction R Healthcare
Alcohol dependence and harmful alcohol use P Healthcare
Alcohol: preventing harmful alcohol use in the community ID Public health
Anaphylaxis R Healthcare
Antenatal and postnatal mental health R Healthcare
Antenatal care P Healthcare
Antibiotics for neonatal infection ID Healthcare
Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people ID Healthcare
Anxiety disorders P Healthcare
Asthma P Healthcare
Atopic eczema in children P Healthcare
Atrial fibrillation R Healthcare
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder P Healthcare
Autism (adults) P Healthcare
Autism (children and young people) P Healthcare
Autism in adults and children P Healthcare and social care
Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia P Healthcare
Bipolar disorder (adults) R Healthcare
Bipolar disorder (children and young people) R Healthcare
Bladder cancer R Healthcare
Blood transfusion in neonatology R Healthcare
Breast cancer P Healthcare
Brain metastases R Healthcare
Bronchiolitis R Healthcare
Caesarean section P Healthcare
Care and support of older people with learning disabilities R Social Care
Cataracts R Healthcare
Cerebral palsy R Healthcare
Challenging behaviour in learning disability R Healthcare
Child abuse and neglect R Healthcare and social care
Childhood obesity R Healthcare
Children and young people with cancer ID Healthcare
Children's attachment R Social care
Chronic heart failure P Healthcare
Chronic kidney disease P Healthcare
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease P Healthcare
Cirrhosis R Healthcare
Coeliac disease R Healthcare
Colorectal cancer P Healthcare
Complex fractures (including compound fractures) R Healthcare
Constipation in children and young people ID Healthcare
Consultant review within 12 hours of admission R Healthcare
Contraceptive services (including emergency contraception) R Healthcare
Cystic fibrosis R Healthcare
Delirium ID Healthcare
Dementia P Healthcare
Depression in children and young people P Healthcare
Depression (including with a chronic physical health problem) P Healthcare
Developmental follow-up of pre-term babies R Healthcare
Diabetes in adults (including foot care) P Healthcare
Diabetes in children and young people R Healthcare
Diabetes in pregnancy R Healthcare
Diagnosis and management of drug allergy R Healthcare
Diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolic diseases P Healthcare
Diverticular disease R Healthcare
Drug use disorders P Healthcare
Dyspepsia (formerly gastroesophageal reflux disease) R Healthcare
Eating disorders (including children) R Healthcare
Elective joint replacement (hip, knees and shoulder) R Healthcare
End of life care for adults P Healthcare
End of life care for infants, children and young people R Healthcare
Endometriosis R Healthcare
Epilepsy (adults) P Healthcare
Epilepsy (children) P Healthcare
Faecal incontinence P Healthcare
Failure to thrive R Healthcare
Falls ID Healthcare
Falls: regaining independence for older people who experience a fall R Social care
Familial hypercholesterolaemia P Healthcare
Fertility problems ID Healthcare
Feverish illness in childhood ID Healthcare
Fractures (excluding head and hip) R Healthcare
Gallstone disease (formerly cholelithiasis and cholecystitis) R Healthcare
Gastroesophageal reflux (children) R Healthcare
Glaucoma P Healthcare
Haematological malignancies R Healthcare
Head and neck cancer R Healthcare
Head injury ID Healthcare
Headaches in young people and adults P Healthcare
Health and wellbeing of looked after children and young people P Healthcare and social care
Hearing loss (adult onset) R Healthcare
Heavy menstrual bleeding P Healthcare
Hepatitis B ID Healthcare
Hernia (including femoral and inguinal) R Healthcare
Hip fracture P Healthcare
Homecare R Social care
Hypertension P Healthcare
Hypertension in pregnancy P Healthcare
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ID Healthcare
Induction of labour ID Healthcare
Infection prevention and control ID Healthcare
Inflammatory bowel disease (to cover Ulcerative colitis and Crohn´s disease) ID Healthcare
Intrapartum care R Healthcare
Intravenous fluid therapy in adults in hospital ID Healthcare
Intravenous fluids in children R Healthcare
Irritable bowel syndrome R Healthcare
Lipid modification R Healthcare
Liver disease (non-alcoholic) R Healthcare
Long-term conditions, people with comorbidities, complex needs R Healthcare
Low back pain R Healthcare
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) P Healthcare
Lung cancer P Healthcare
Macular degeneration R Healthcare
Major trauma R Healthcare
Managing medicines in care homes ID Healthcare and social care
Managing symptoms with an uncertain cause R Healthcare
Medicines management: managing the use of medicines in community settings for people receiving social care R Social care
Medicines optimisation (covering medicines adherence and safe prescribing) R Healthcare
Menopause R Healthcare
Mental health problems in people with learning disability R Healthcare
Mental wellbeing of older people in care homes P Healthcare and social care
Metastatic spinal cord compression P Healthcare
Motor neurone disease R Healthcare
Multiple pregnancy P Healthcare
Multiple sclerosis R Healthcare
Neonatal jaundice P Healthcare
Neurological problems (relatively uncommon neurological problems e.g. muscular dystrophy) R Healthcare
Nocturnal enuresis ID Healthcare
Nutrition in hospital, including young people R Healthcare
Nutrition support in adults P Healthcare
Obesity (adults) R Healthcare
Obesity: prevention and management in adults R Public health
Obesity: prevention and management in children ID Public health
Oesophago-gastric cancers R Healthcare
Osteoarthritis R Healthcare
Osteoporosis R Healthcare
Out of hours care R Healthcare
Ovarian cancer P Healthcare
Pain and bleeding in early pregnancy ID Healthcare
Pain management (young people and adults) R Healthcare
Pancreatic cancer R Healthcare
Pancreatitis (including acute pancreatitis) R Healthcare
Parenteral nutrition in neonates R Healthcare
Parkinson's disease R Healthcare
Patient experience in adult NHS services P Healthcare
Perioperative care R Healthcare
Peripheral arterial disease P Healthcare
Personality disorders (borderline and antisocial) R Healthcare
Physical activity: encouraging activity in all people in contact with the NHS (staff, patients and carers) ID Health and public health
Pneumonia R Healthcare
Postnatal care P Healthcare
Premature birth R Healthcare
Premature labour R Healthcare
Pressure ulcers R Healthcare
Prostate cancer R Healthcare
Provision of termination of pregnancy services R Healthcare
Psoriasis P Healthcare
Readmission to ICU within 48hrs R Healthcare
Readmissions R Healthcare
Referral for suspected cancer R Healthcare
Regaining independence: short term interventions to help people to regainindependence R Social care
Renal replacement therapy services ID Healthcare
Renal stones R Healthcare
Resuscitation following major trauma and major blood loss R Healthcare
Rheumatoid arthritis P Healthcare
Risk assessment of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors R Healthcare
Sarcoma ID Healthcare
Schizophrenia in adults ID Healthcare
Secondary care management of malignant hypertension R Healthcare
Secondary prevention of myocardial infarction and cardiac rehabilitation R Healthcare
Self harm (vulnerable groups, children and young people) P Healthcare
Self-harm (adults) P Healthcare
Sepsis R Healthcare
Seronegative arthropathies R Healthcare
Service user and carer experience: services user and carer experience of social care R Social care
Service user experience in adult mental health services P Healthcare
Seven day working R Healthcare
Sickle cell acute painful episode P Healthcare
Skin cancer (including melanoma) R Healthcare
Sleep disordered breathing R Healthcare
Smoking cessation: supporting people to stop smoking P Health and public health
Smoking: reducing tobacco use in the community ID Public health
Social care of older people with more than one physical or mental Healthcare long term condition in residential or community settings R Healthcare and social care
Specialist neonatal care P Healthcare
Stable angina P Healthcare
Stroke P Healthcare
Supporting people to live well with dementia P Healthcare and social care
Surgical site infection P Healthcare
Thyroid disease R Healthcare
Tinnitus R Healthcare
Transition between social care and health care services R Healthcare and social care
Transition from children's to adult services R Healthcare and social care
Transfusion R Healthcare
Transient loss of consciousness in adults ID Healthcare
Trauma services R Healthcare
Tuberculosis R Healthcare
Urgent and emergency care R Healthcare
Urinary incontinence in women ID Healthcare
Urinary tract infection (children) P Healthcare
Urinary tract infections in adults R Healthcare
Varicose veins ID Healthcare
VTE prevention P Healthcare

This page was last updated: 09 April 2014

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