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Transition from children's to adults' services (QS140)

This quality standard covers the period before, during and after a young person moves from children's to adults' services in all settings where transitions from children’s to adults’ health or social care services take place. It covers all young people (aged up to 25) using children’s health and social care services who are due to make the transition to adults’ services. This includes young people with mental health problems, disabilities and long-term, life-limiting or complex needs, and those in secure settings or under the care of local authorities. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published December 2016

Menopause (QS143)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing menopause in women, including women who have premature ovarian insufficiency (menopause before the age of 40, which can occur naturally or as a result of medical or surgical treatment). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2017

Tuberculosis (QS141)

This quality standard covers preventing, identifying and managing latent and active tuberculosis (TB) in children, young people and adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover areas of national policy, such as the UK Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunisation programme.

Quality standard Published January 2017

End of life care for adults (QS13)

This quality standard covers care for adults (aged 18 and over) who are approaching the end of their life. This includes people who are likely to die within 12 months, people with advanced, progressive, incurable conditions and people with life-threatening acute conditions. It also covers support for their families and carers. It includes care provided by health and social care staff in all settings. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published November 2011 Last updated March 2017

Lung cancer in adults (QS17)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing lung cancer in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2012 Last updated September 2019

Patient experience in adult NHS services (QS15)

This quality standard covers improving the quality of the patient experience for people who use adult NHS services. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2012 Last updated July 2019

Osteoporosis (QS149)

This quality standard covers managing osteoporosis in adults (aged 18 and over), including assessing risk and preventing fragility fractures. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published April 2017

Stable angina (QS21)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing stable angina in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published August 2012 Last updated February 2017

Service user experience in adult mental health services (QS14)

This quality standard covers improving the experience of people using adult NHS mental health services. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published December 2011 Last updated July 2019

Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs (QS136)

This quality standard covers admissions into, and discharge from, inpatient hospital settings for adults (aged 18 years and over) with social care needs. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover inpatient mental health settings, which will be covered by a quality standard on transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings.

Quality standard Published December 2016

Head and neck cancer (QS146)

This quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing head and neck cancer, including cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract in people aged 16 and over. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2017

Vaccine uptake in under 19s (QS145)

This quality standard covers increasing vaccine uptake among children and young people aged under 19 in groups and settings that have low immunisation coverage. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2017

Care of dying adults in the last days of life (QS144)

This quality standard covers the clinical care of adults (aged 18 and over) who are dying, during the last 2 to 3 days of life. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2017

Learning disability: identifying and managing mental health problems (QS142)

This quality standard covers the prevention, assessment and management of mental health problems in people with learning disabilities in all settings (including health, social care, education, and forensic and criminal justice). It also covers family members, carers and care workers.

Quality standard Published January 2017

Healthy workplaces: improving employee mental and physical health and wellbeing (QS147)

This quality standard covers the health and wellbeing of all employees, including their mental health. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover managing long-term sickness absence.

Quality standard Published March 2017

Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s (QS155)

This quality standard covers the assessment and management of non-specific low back pain and sciatica in young people and adults aged 16 years and over. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published July 2017

Learning disability: care and support of people growing older (QS187)

This quality standard covers identifying, assessing and regularly reviewing the care and support needs of people with a learning disability as they grow older. People with a learning disability have many of the same age-related health and social care needs as other people, but this quality standard focuses on the specific challenges associated with their learning disability. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published July 2019

Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse (QS188)

This quality standard covers the assessment, management and care provided for people aged 14 and over who have coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published August 2019

Suicide prevention (QS189)

This quality standard covers ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicide. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2019

Multiple pregnancy: twin and triplet pregnancies (QS46)

This quality standard covers the additional antenatal care for women who are pregnant with twins or triplets that is offered alongside routine antenatal care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2013 Last updated September 2019

Hypertension in pregnancy (QS35)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing hypertension (high blood pressure) and pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, labour and birth. It also covers advice for women with hypertension who may become pregnant and postnatal care for women who have had hypertension or pre-eclampsia. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published July 2013 Last updated July 2019

Ocrelizumab for treating primary progressive multiple sclerosis (TA585)

Evidence-based recommendations on ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) for treating primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2019

Lenalidomide plus dexamethasone for previously untreated multiple myeloma (TA587)

Evidence-based recommendations on lenalidomide (Revlimid) plus dexamethasone for previously untreated multiple myeloma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2019

Lenalidomide plus dexamethasone for multiple myeloma after 1 treatment with bortezomib (TA586)

Evidence-based recommendations on lenalidomide (Revlimid) plus dexamethasone for multiple myeloma after 1 treatment with bortezomib in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2019

Atezolizumab in combination for treating metastatic non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (TA584)

Evidence-based recommendations on atezolizumab (Tecentriq) with bevacizumab (Avastin), carboplatin and paclitaxel for metastatic non-squamous NSCLC

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2019

Ertugliflozin with metformin and a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor for treating type 2 diabetes (TA583)

Evidence-based recommendations on ertugliflozin (Steglatro) with metformin and a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor for type 2 diabetes in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2019

Lenalidomide with bortezomib and dexamethasone for untreated multiple myeloma (terminated appraisal) (TA603)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of lenalidomide (Revlimid) with bortezomib and dexamethasone for untreated multiple myeloma

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2019

Pomalidomide with bortezomib and dexamethasone for treating relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (terminated appraisal) (TA602)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of pomalidomide (Imnovid) with bortezomib and dexamethasone for relapsed or refractory myeloma

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2019

Bezlotoxumab for preventing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (terminated appraisal) (TA601)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of bezlotoxumab (Zinplava) for preventing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2019

Brentuximab vedotin for untreated advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (terminated appraisal) (TA594)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for untreated advanced Hodgkin lymphoma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2019

Durvalumab for treating locally advanced unresectable non-small-cell lung cancer after platinum-based chemoradiation (TA578)

Evidence-based recommendations on durvalumab (Imfinzi) for treating locally advanced unresectable non-small-cell lung cancer after platinum-based chemoradiation

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2019

Abemaciclib with fulvestrant for treating hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer after endocrine therapy (TA579)

Evidence-based recommendations on abemaciclib (Verzenios) for treating hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2019

Nivolumab with ipilimumab for untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma (TA581)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) with ipilimumab (Yervoy) for untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2019

Enzalutamide for hormone-relapsed non-metastatic prostate cancer (TA580)

Evidence-based recommendations on enzalutamide (Xtandi) for treating high-risk hormone-relapsed non-metastatic prostate cancer in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2019

Cabozantinib for previously treated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (terminated appraisal) (TA582)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of cabozantinib (Cometriq) for previously treated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2019

Abatacept for treating psoriatic arthritis after DMARDs (terminated appraisal) (TA568)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation on abatacept (Orencia) for treating psoriatic arthritis after DMARDs in adults because of no evidence submission from

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2019

Tisagenlecleucel for treating relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma after 2 or more systemic therapies (TA567)

Evidence-based recommendations on tisagenlecleucel therapy (Kymriah) for treating relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2019

Cochlear implants for children and adults with severe to profound deafness (TA566)

Evidence-based recommendations on cochlear implants for children and adults with severe to profound deafness

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2019

Dabrafenib with trametinib for treating advanced metastatic BRAF V600E mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (terminated appraisal) (TA564)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of dabrafenib with trametinib for treating advanced metastatic BRAF V600E mutation-positive

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2019

Abemaciclib with an aromatase inhibitor for previously untreated, hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (TA563)

Evidence-based recommendations on abemaciclib (Verzenios) for treating locally advanced or metastatic, hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2019

Encorafenib with binimetinib for unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma (TA562)

Evidence-based recommendations on encorafenib (Braftovi) with binimetinib (Mektovi) for treating unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2019

Venetoclax with rituximab for previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (TA561)

Evidence-based recommendations on venetoclax (Venclyxto) with rituximab for previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2019

Brigatinib for treating ALK-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer after crizotinib (TA571)

Evidence-based recommendations on brigatinib (Alunbrig) for treating ALK-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer in adults who have already had crizotinib

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2019

Pembrolizumab for treating recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck after platinum-based chemotherapy (terminated appraisal) (TA570)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for treating recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2019

Bevacizumab with carboplatin, gemcitabine and paclitaxel for treating the first recurrence of platinum-sensitive advanced ovarian cancer (terminated appraisal) (TA560)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of bevacizumab with carboplatin, gemcitabine and paclitaxel for treating the first recurrence

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2019

Lenvatinib for untreated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (TA551)

Evidence-based recommendations on lenvatinib (Lenvima) for untreated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2018

Pembrolizumab for adjuvant treatment of resected melanoma with high risk of recurrence (TA553)

Evidence-based recommendation on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for adjuvant treatment of completely resected stage III melanoma with lymph node involvement in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2018

Liposomal cytarabine–daunorubicin for untreated acute myeloid leukaemia (TA552)

Evidence-based recommendations on liposomal cytarabine–daunorubicin (Vyxeos) for untreated acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2018