Quality standard

This quality standard covers recognising and managing faltering growth in babies (aged up to 1 year) and preschool children (aged over 1 year). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  This quality standard was developed before the coronavirus pandemic and is intended to support quality improvement as services return to normal. Please tell us if there are any particular issues relating to COVID-19 affecting its use that should be highlighted.

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.