Quality standard

About this quality standard

About this quality standard

This quality standard covers the following quality standard referrals in the core library:

  • Self‑harm (vulnerable groups, children and young people).

  • Self‑harm (adults).

NICE quality standards are a set of specific, concise statements and associated measures. They set out aspirational, but achievable, markers of high‑quality, cost‑effective patient care, describing high‑priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Derived from the best available evidence such as NICE guidance and other evidence sources accredited by NICE, in collaboration with NHS and social care professionals, their partners and service users, and address three dimensions of quality: clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience.

The methods and processes for developing NICE quality standards are described in the healthcare quality standards process guide.

This quality standard has been incorporated into the NICE pathway for self-harm.

We have produced a summary for patients and carers.

Changes after publication

May 2015: Minor maintenance.


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