This quality standard covers care for adults (aged 18 and over) with suspected or confirmed pneumonia. It includes diagnosing and managing community-acquired pneumonia. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. 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.