Quality standard

This quality standard covers managing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (gradual scarring of the lungs) in adults. It includes diagnosis by a multidisciplinary team, managing symptoms and palliative care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

 We've produced new guidance on interstitial lung disease to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is relevant to statements 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in this quality standard and may help to support using the quality standard during this time.

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. Find out how to use quality standards and how we develop them. We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.