Quality standards advisory committee

The quality standards advisory committees (QSAC) are independent committees that help to develop our quality standards.

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Committee members

We have 2 committees who:

  • prioritise areas for quality improvement
  • advise on the content of our quality standards in development
  • review our current quality standards.

The committees are independent. They consist of professionals, practitioners and lay members from a range of roles across health and social care.

Committees have a core membership who work across quality standard topics - we call these standing members. Standing members are joined by specialist committee members who are experts in a particular topic area.

Specialist members help to develop a particular standard. They join the QSAC to help:

  • refine the draft quality statements
  • look at stakeholder feedback
  • consider the impact of the standard on resources
  • review issues around equality
  • advise on other tools and resources to accompany the standard.

All members of the committees have equal status, which reflects the relevance and importance of their different expertise and experience.

Learn more about developing NICE quality standards.

Meet the committee

Find out about the QSAC committee members:

QSAC 2 members

QSAC 3 members

Details of specialist committee members can be found on the individual quality standard pages.

Committee documents

QSAC - terms of reference and standing orders (Word)

Next meeting dates

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our quality standards advisory committee meetings are currently being held virtually.

Committee 2

  • Tuesday 15 March 2022
  • Tuesday 5 April 2022 (cancelled)
  • Tuesday 17 May 2022
  • Tuesday 14 June 2022 (cancelled)
  • Tuesday 12 July 2022
  • Tuesday 13 September 2022
  • Tuesday 11 October 2022
  • Tuesday 15 November 2022.

Committee 3

  • Wednesday 27 April 2022
  • Wednesday 25 May 2022
  • Wednesday 22 June 2022
  • Wednesday 20 July 2022
  • Wednesday 21 September 2022
  • Wednesday 19 October 2022
  • Wednesday 23 November 2022.