Quality standard

Update information

Update information

December 2019: This quality standard was updated, and statements prioritised in 2012 were replaced.

Statements are marked as:

  • [new 2019] if the statement covers a new area for quality improvement

  • [2012, updated 2019] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the 2012 quality standard and has been updated.

Statements numbered 1, 4 and 7 in the 2012 version have been updated and are included in the updated quality standard, marked as [2012, updated 2019].

Statements from 2012 that are still supported by the evidence may still be relevant to existing local quality improvement projects, and are listed in the quality statements section.

The 2012 quality standard for lung cancer in adults is available as a pdf.

Minor changes since publication

November 2021: Quality statement 2 has been amended to ensure alignment with NICE's guideline on tobacco. The source guidance recommendations and definitions have been amended to align with this guideline.