Statement 1 Adults with suspected pancreatic cancer have their diagnosis and care agreed by a specialist pancreatic cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT).
Statement 2 Adults with localised pancreatic cancer on CT have staging using fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT (FDG‑PET/CT) before they have surgery, radiotherapy or systemic therapy.
Statement 3 Adults with resectable pancreatic cancer and obstructive jaundice have resectional surgery rather than preoperative biliary drainage unless the drainage is specifically indicated.
Statement 4 Adults with unresectable pancreatic cancer are prescribed enteric-coated pancreatin.
Statement 5 (placeholder) Effective interventions to address psychological needs.
NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on patient experience in adult NHS services (see the NICE Pathway on patient experience in adult NHS services), which should be considered alongside these quality statements. Statements 5 and 10 in the quality standard on patient experience in adult NHS services are particularly relevant in the context of supporting adults with pancreatic cancer.
A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.