This quality standard covers providing and organising cancer services for babies, children and young people (from birth to 24 years, although the upper age limit may vary). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover diagnosis and treatment of specific cancers.

NICE has published a quality standard for suspected cancer, which includes investigation and referral to specialist services.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards