Quality standard

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing hip fracture in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover the prevention of hip fracture, which is covered in NICE’s quality standards on osteoporosis and falls in older people.

In January 2023, we removed statement 3 and updated the wording of statement 4 to reflect changes to the NICE guideline on hip fracture. For more information, see update information.

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. They apply in England and Wales (see the UK government website and Welsh government website). Decisions on how they apply in Scotland and Northern Ireland are made by ministers in the Scottish government and Northern Ireland Executive.

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.