The Quality Standards Advisory Committees (QSAC) are independent committees that help to develop our quality standards.

We have 4 committees who:

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

Committee membership

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. 

Attend a meeting

QSAC meetings are open to the public.

Register to attend

   QSAC terms of reference and standing orders  (PDF)

Core standing committee members

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

Next meeting dates

There are 4 quality standards advisory committees (QSAC). All QSAC meetings are held at NICE, Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4BT, unless otherwise indicated. 

Committee 1

  • Thursday 6 July 2017
  • Thursday 7 September 2017
  • Thursday 2 November 2017
  • Thursday 7 December 2017

Committee 2

  • Thursday 13 July 2017 - CANCELLED
  • Thursday 12 October 2017
  • Thursday 9 November 2017

Committee 3

  • Wednesday 19 July 2017 - CANCELLED
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • Wednesday 22 November 2017

Committee 4

  • Wednesday 28 June 2017 - CANCELLED
  • Wednesday 26 July 2017 - CANCELLED

Minutes from previous meetings

The minutes detail the decisions made by the committee during the development of quality standard topics.

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