This quality standard covers the planning and delivery of social care and support for older people (aged 65 and over) with multiple long-term conditions. It includes people living in their own homes, in specialist settings or in care homes, both those who receive support with funding for their social care and those who do not. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover areas of national policy, such as such as funding for social care.

Keeping quality standards up to date

This quality standard is reviewed each year and updated if needed.

Next review: August 2017

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards