NICE quality standards are a concise set of prioritised statements designed to drive measurable quality improvements within a particular area of health or care.

NICE quality standards are derived from high quality guidance such as that from NICE or other sources accredited by NICE.

This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of depression in children and young people aged 5 up to their 18th birthday.

August 2015: This quality standard was checked in August 2015 to see if it needed updating. It was decided that no changes were needed to the quality standard but there have been some minor updates as follows:–

  • A few links to the source recommendations in the statements have been updated
  • A small typo has been corrected for statement 1 and source recommendation numbers have been amended
  • Some text has been added to the ‘changes after publication section’ to note these minor amendments.