This quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing head and neck cancer, including cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract, in young people (aged 16 and 17) and adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017. The source guidance on cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract is being updated and we are assessing what changes will need to be made to the QS.

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