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

In March 2019, this quality standard was updated to reflect changes to the updated NICE guideline on lung cancer. Statements 3 and 8 were removed and statements 10, 11 and 12 were amended.

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. 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.