This quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing head and neck cancer, including cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract in people aged 16 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. It was updated to ensure alignment with the updated source guidance.

Next review: August 2018

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards