NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.

This quality standard covers diagnosis and management of bladder cancer in adults (18 years and older) referred from primary care. It includes suspected, newly diagnosed and recurrent bladder cancers (urothelial carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or small cell carcinoma) and urethral cancers. For more information see the bladder cancer topic overview.