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 diagnosis and management of drug allergy in adults, young people and children. It does not cover treatment of the acute phase, including anaphylaxis, because this will be covered by a separate quality standard. More information.