Further explanation of the methodology used can be found in the quality standards process guide.
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.
Pressure ulcers (2014) NICE guideline CG179
It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:
Wounds UK (2014) Best practice statement: eliminating pressure ulcers
Department of Health (2010) Essence of Care 2010
National patient safety agency (2009) Pressure ulcers under plaster casts: Signal
Department of Health (2007) National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services: Core Standards