March 2019: Changes have been made to align this quality standard with the updated NICE guideline on lung cancer. Statements 10 and 11 on radiotherapy and statement 12 on systemic therapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer have been amended in line with the updated guideline. Statement 3 on chest X-ray report and statement 8 on curative treatment in people of borderline fitness have been removed because the recommendations from NICE in these areas have changed. Definitions, links and source guidance references have also been updated throughout.
November 2015: This quality standard has been updated to ensure alignment with the NICE guideline on suspected cancer: recognition and referral. This guideline was updated in 2015 and replaces the previous guideline as a development source for the quality standard.
In particular, a new statement on appointment with a cancer specialist updates and replaces the previous statement 2 on referral for chest X‑ray.