This quality standard covers managing prostate cancer in men referred to secondary care or having follow-up for prostate cancer in primary care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover recognising and referring for suspected cancer in primary care, which is covered by NICE’s quality standard on suspected cancer.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017. The source guidance on prostate cancer is being updated and we are assessing what changes will need to be made to the quality standard.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards