Quality standard

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing atopic eczema in children under 12. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

 We’ve produced new guidance on dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is relevant to statements 4 to 7 in this quality standard and may help to support using the quality standard during this time.

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. They apply in England and Wales (see the UK government website and Welsh government website). Decisions on how they apply in Scotland and Northern Ireland are made by ministers in the Scottish government and Northern Ireland Executive.

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.