This quality standard covers assessment, early management and rehabilitation following head injury in adults, young people and children. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
Keeping quality standards up to date
We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.
May 2019: An exceptional surveillance review will be carried out on bleeding risk after head injury in people on direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). After the review, quality statement 2 in this quality standard may be amended to align with the NICE guideline on head injury, or the guideline may be updated.