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 the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of skin cancer (malignant melanoma and non-melanoma) in children, young people and adults. For more information see the skin cancer topic overview.

NICE quality standards focus on aspects of health and social care that are commissioned locally. Areas of national policy, such as changes to national commissioning arrangements and legislation, are therefore not covered by this quality standard.