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  1. Acute coronary syndromes in adults (QS68)

    This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing acute coronary syndromes in adults (aged 18 and over). Acute coronary syndromes are medical emergencies that include myocardial infarction (heart attack) and unstable angina (unexpected, severe chest pain). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  2. Suspected neurological conditions: recognition and referral (QS198)

    This quality standard covers assessing and referring children (under 16) and adults (16 and over) who have symptoms or signs associated with neurological conditions. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  3. Abortion care (QS199)

    This quality standard covers care for women of any age (including girls and young women under 18) who request an abortion. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  4. Venous thromboembolism in adults: diagnosis and management (QS29)

    This quality standard covers diagnosing and treating venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults. VTE includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  5. Caesarean birth (QS32)

    This quality standard covers the care of women who are considering having or may need to have a caesarean birth, including those who have had a caesarean birth in the past. It includes decision making, reducing the risk of complications and care after a caesarean birth. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  6. Postnatal care (QS37)

    This quality standard covers routine postnatal care for women and their babies (and their partners and families, if appropriate). This includes feeding support, advice on safe sleeping, and recognising and managing health problems in women and their babies. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  7. Supporting adult carers (QS200)

    This quality standard covers the provision of support for adults aged 18 or over who provide unpaid care for 1 or more people aged 16 or over with health and social care needs. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  8. In those patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension or type 2 diabetes aged 25-84 years, recorded between the preceding 1 April to 31 March (excluding those with pre-existing CHD, stroke and/or TIA), who have a recorded CVD risk assessment score (using the QRISK2 assessment tool) of more than 20% in the preceding 12 months: the percentage who are currently treated with statins (unless there is a contraindication)

    In those patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension or type 2 diabetes aged 25-84 years, recorded between the preceding 1 April to 31 March...

  9. The percentage of patients registered at the practice aged 65 years and over who have been diagnosed with one or more of the following conditions: coronary heart disease, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, CKD, PAD, or stroke/TIA who have had a pulse rhythm assessment in the preceding 12 months.

    The percentage of patients registered at the practice aged 65 years and over who have been diagnosed with one or more of the following conditions:...

  10. The percentage of patients with a history of myocardial infarction (more than 12 months ago) who are currently being treated with an ACE-I (or ARB if ACE-I intolerant), aspirin (or clopidogrel) (or anticoagulant drug therapy) and a statin and a beta-blocker for those patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction

    The percentage of patients with a history of myocardial infarction (more than 12 months ago) who are currently being treated with an ACE-I (or ARB if...

  11. The percentage of patients who had a myocardial infarction in the preceding 1 April to 31 March and who are currently being treated with ACE-I (or ARB if ACE-I intolerant), dual anti-platelet therapy, a statin and a beta blocker for those patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction

    The percentage of patients who had a myocardial infarction in the preceding 1 April to 31 March and who are currently being treated with ACE-I (or ARB

  12. The percentage of patients with atrial fibrillation, currently treated with an anticoagulant, who have had a review in the preceding 12 months which included: assessment of stroke/VTE risk; assessment of bleeding risk; assessment of renal function, creatinine clearance, FBC and LFTs as appropriate for their anticoagulation therapy; any adverse effects related to anticoagulation; assessment of compliance; choice of anticoagulant

    The percentage of patients with atrial fibrillation, currently treated with an anticoagulant, who have had a review in the preceding 12 months which...

  13. The percentage of patients with one or more of the following conditions: CHD, atrial fibrillation, chronic heart failure, stroke or TIA, diabetes or dementia with a FAST score of 3 or more or AUDIT-C score of 5 or more in the preceding 2 years who have received brief intervention to help them reduce their alcohol related risk within 3 months of the score being recorded

    The percentage of patients with one or more of the following conditions: CHD, atrial fibrillation, chronic heart failure, stroke or TIA, diabetes or...

  14. The percentage of patients with atrial fibrillation in whom stroke risk has been assessed using the CHA2DS2-VASc score risk stratification scoring system in the preceding 12 months (excluding those patients with a previous CHADS2 or CHA2DS2-VASc score of 2 or more)

    The percentage of patients with atrial fibrillation in whom stroke risk has been assessed using the CHA2DS2-VASc score risk stratification scoring...