Quality standard

Update information

Update information

March 2023: This quality standard was updated, and statements prioritised in 2011 and 2016 were replaced. The topic was identified for update following a review of quality standards. The review identified:

  • changes in the priority areas for improvement

  • new and updated guidance on type 1 diabetes in adults

  • that the quality standard on diabetes in adults should be split into separate quality standards on type 1 diabetes in adults and type 2 diabetes in adults.

Statements are marked as:

  • [2011] or [2011, updated 2016] if the statement remains unchanged

  • [new 2023] if the statement covers a new area for quality improvement

  • [2011, updated 2023] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the 2011 quality standard and has been updated.

The previous version of the quality standard for diabetes in adults is available as a pdf.

Minor changes since publication

December 2023: Changes have been made to align this quality standard with the updated NICE guideline on cardiovascular disease. Links to source guidance have been updated for statement 3.