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 the care of men referred to secondary care with suspected or diagnosed prostate cancer, and men having follow-up for prostate cancer in primary care. It does not cover the recognition and referral of men with suspected prostate cancer in primary care. This topic is expected to be covered by a quality standard on suspected cancer. More information: topic overview.