Quality statements

Quality statements

Any actions taken to achieve the statements should be tailored to the ethnic profile of the local population, and particular consideration should be given to disadvantaged or excluded groups and ethnic groups with poor outcomes.

Statement 1 People from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups have their views represented in setting priorities and designing local health and wellbeing programmes.

Statement 2 People from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups are represented in peer and lay roles within local health and wellbeing programmes.

Statement 3 People from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups at high risk of type 2 diabetes are referred to an intensive lifestyle change programme.

Statement 4 People from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups referred to a cardiac rehabilitation programme are given a choice of times and settings for the sessions and are followed up if they do not attend.

Statement 5 People from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups can access mental health services in a variety of community-based settings.

Statement 6 People from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups with a serious mental illness have a physical health assessment at least annually.

NICE has developed guidance and quality standards on community engagement, patient experience in adult NHS services and service user experience in adult mental health services (see the NICE Pathways on community engagement, patient experience in adult NHS services and service user experience in adult mental health services) which should be considered alongside these quality statements.

This quality standard repeats statements included in other, condition-specific NICE quality standards applicable to wider population. The statements focus on some of the specific areas in which people from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups experience health inequalities.

Other quality standards published by NICE are relevant to promoting health and preventing premature mortality among people from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups. They should be considered alongside this quality standard when commissioning or providing services.

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.