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

We have 3 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. 

Next meeting dates

There are 3 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 7 September 2017
  • Thursday 2 November 2017
  • Thursday 7 December 2017
  • Thursday 4 January 2018
  • Thursday 4 February 2018
  • Thursday 5 April 2018
  • Thursday 7 June 2018
  • Thursday 5 July 2018
  • Thursday 6 September 2018
  • Thursday 4 October 2018
  • Thursday 1 November 2018
  • Thursday 6 December 2018

Committee 2

  • Thursday 12 October 2017
  • Thursday 9 November 2017
  • Tuesday 9 January 2018
  • Tuesday 13 February 2018
  • Tuesday 13 March 2018
  • Tuesday 8 May 2018
  • Tuesday 10 July 2018
  • Tuesday 11 September 2018
  • Tuesday 9 October 2018
  • Tuesday 13 November 2018
  • Tuesday 11 December 2018

Committee 3

  • Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • Wednesday 24 January 2018
  • Wednesday 21 February 2018
  • Wednesday 21 March 2018
  • Wednesday 16 May 2018
  • Wednesday 20 June 2018
  • Wednesday 18 July 2018
  • Wednesday 19 September 2018
  • Wednesday 17 October 2018
  • Wednesday 21 November 2018
  • Wednesday 19 December 2018

Minutes from previous meetings

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

QSAC 1
QSAC 1
QSAC 2
QSAC 2
QSAC 3
QSAC 3
QSAC 4
QSAC 4

Meet the committee

Find out about the QSAC committee members

QSAC 1 members

QSAC 2 members

QSAC 3 members

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