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.

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How we develop NICE quality standards