Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Children under 12 years with headache and 'red flag' symptoms are referred immediately for neurological assessment.

Statement 2 Children under 4 years with suspected abnormal head size or shape have their head circumference assessed using a standardised growth chart.

Statement 3 Adults with suspected dystonia are referred for neurological assessment.

Statement 4 Adults with transient rotational vertigo on head movement are assessed using the Hallpike manoeuvre.

Statement 5 Adults diagnosed with a functional neurological disorder are supported to manage symptoms that are a part of the disorder in non-specialist care.

Statement 6 Adults with suspected neurological conditions using NHS services experience care and treatment that is tailored to their needs and preferences.

NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on people's experiences using adult NHS services (see the NICE Pathway on patient experience in adult NHS services).

Statements 1, 3 and 6 in the NICE quality standard on patient experience in adult NHS services are particularly relevant in the context of supporting adults with suspected neurological conditions.

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the NICE quality standards topic library.