This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing lung cancer in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

In September 2019, the statement on access to radiotherapy was amended to clarify the population covered by the statement. For more information see the update section.

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. Find out how to use quality standards and how we develop them. We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.