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  1. Rheumatoid arthritis in over 16s (QS33)

    This quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing rheumatoid arthritis in over 16s. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  2. Lung cancer in adults (QS17)

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Flu vaccination: increasing uptake (QS190)

    This quality standard covers increasing the uptake of flu vaccination among people who are eligible. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  8. Cerebral palsy in adults (QS191)

    This quality standard covers care and support for adults with cerebral palsy (aged 25 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  9. 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.

  10. Colorectal cancer (QS20)

    This quality standard covers managing colorectal (bowel) cancer in adults (aged 18 and over). It includes managing local disease and secondary tumours (metastatic disease). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. NICE chairman Sharmila Nebhrajani begins her new role

    NICE is delighted to announce that today (26 May 2020) Sharmila Nebhrajani, OBE, has taken up her position as its new chairman following her appointment by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and an independent open recruitment process.

  14. NICE publishes new COVID-19 guidelines on cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response

    NICE has today (9 April 2020) published 3 new rapid guidelines on the care of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, and in patients without COVID-19. The guidelines have been designed to maximise the safety of patients whilst enabling services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  15. NICE publishes first rapid COVID-19 guidelines

    New guidelines cover the management of patients in critical care, the management of patients who are having kidney dialysis and the management of patients who are receiving systemic anticancer treatments.

  16. NICE to produce rapid COVID-19 guidelines

    NICE has today (20 March 2020) announced that it is developing a series of rapid guidelines with NHS England/Improvement on the active management of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, and in patients without COVID-19, in a number of clinical areas.