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 provision of all aspects of cancer services for children and young people with cancer. For this quality standard, children are defined as aged 0–15 years and young people as 16–24 years, though this is not a formal upper age limit because the needs and circumstances of individuals will vary, including their need to access age-specific services. For more information see the topic overview.
This quality standard was previously called children and young people with cancer.