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  1. Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm (QS193)

    This quality standard covers neonatal respiratory support in hospital for babies born preterm (before 37 weeks of pregnancy). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  2. Intrapartum care: existing medical conditions and obstetric complications (QS192)

    This quality standard covers care during labour and birth for women who need extra support because they have a medical condition or complications in their current or previous pregnancy. It also covers women who have had no antenatal care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover the antenatal and postnatal care of pregnant women with mental health conditions, hypertension in pregnancy, diabetes in pregnancy or the organisation of care for pregnant women with complex social factors.

  3. Decision making and mental capacity (QS194)

    This quality standard covers decision making in people aged 16 and over, using health and social care services who may lack capacity to make their own decisions (now or in the future). It aims to support implementation of the aims and principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and relevant Codes of Practice. It is not a substitute for these.

  4. Heavy menstrual bleeding (QS47)

    This quality standard covers assessing and managing heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia), including suspected or confirmed fibroids and adenomyosis. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  5. Renal and ureteric stones (QS195)

    This quality standard covers assessing and managing renal and ureteric stones in children, young people and adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  6. 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.

  7. Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing (QS196)

    This quality standard covers how community pharmacies can support the health and wellbeing of the local population. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  8. Faltering growth (QS197)

    This quality standard covers recognising and managing faltering growth in babies (aged up to 1 year) and preschool children (aged over 1 year). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Sepsis (QS161)

    This quality standard covers the recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis for all populations. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  13. The percentage of patients with hypertension or diabetes and a BMI of 27.5 kg/m2 or more (or 30 kg/m2 or more if ethnicity is recorded as White) in the preceding 12 months who have been referred to a weight management programme within 90 days of the BMI being recorded

    The percentage of patients with hypertension or diabetes and a BMI of 27.5 kg/m2 or more (or 30 kg/m2 or more if ethnicity is recorded as White) in...

  14. The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of dementia recorded in the preceding 1 April to 31 March with a record of FBC, calcium, glucose, renal and liver function, thyroid function tests, serum vitamin B12 and folate levels recorded between 6 months before or after entering on to the register

    The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of dementia recorded in the preceding 1 April to 31 March with a record of FBC, calcium, glucose,...

  15. In those patients with a new diagnosis of depression and assessment of severity recorded between the preceding 1 April to 31 March, the percentage of patients who have had a further assessment of severity 2–12 weeks (inclusive) after the initial recording of the assessment of severity. Both assessments should be completed using an assessment tool validated for use in primary care

    NICE indicators. NM11 depression guidance.