Quality standard

Update information

Update information

February 2023: This quality standard was updated and statements prioritised in 2015 were replaced. The topic was identified for update following a review of quality standards. The review identified that the SIGN guidance supporting the original quality standard had been replaced and NICE guidance covering antimicrobial prescribing had also been published.

Statements are marked as:

  • [new 2023] if the statement covers a new area for quality improvement

  • [2015, updated 2023] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the 2015 quality standard and has been updated.