NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.

This quality standard covers treatment and management of borderline and antisocial personality disorders. For borderline personality disorder, this quality standard applies to adults aged 18 and over and young people post puberty. For antisocial personality disorder, this quality standard applies only to adults aged 18 and over. NICE quality standard 59 covers antisocial behaviour and conduct disorder in children and young people under 18 years. More information: topic overview