Further explanation of the methodology used can be found in the quality standards process guide on the NICE website.
The documents below contain recommendations from NICE guidance or other NICE‑accredited recommendations that were used by the Quality Standards Advisory Committee to develop the quality standard statements and measures.
It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:
Cardiovascular disease outcomes strategy. Department of Health (2013).
Together for health – a heart disease delivery plan. Welsh Government (2013).
The cardiac disease national service framework for Wales. Welsh Government (2009).
Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) (2013) How the NHS cares for patients with heart attack. Annual public report April 2012–March 2013.
National audit of percutaneous coronary interventional procedures (BCIS) (2014) BCIS National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Interventional Procedures Public Report.
Unstable angina and NSTEMI: audit support. NICE clinical guideline 94 (2010)