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Heavy menstrual bleeding (QS47)

This quality standard covers assessing and managing heavy menstrual bleeding (also called menorrhagia or heavy periods). It includes assessment, diagnosis, and drug and surgical treatment options, including treatments for uterine fibroids associated with heavy menstrual bleeding. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2013 Last updated March 2018

Inducing labour (QS60)

This quality standard covers the induction of labour in hospital outpatient or inpatient settings. It includes advice and care for pregnant women who are considering or having induction of labour. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published April 2014

Urinary incontinence in women (QS77)

This quality standard covers managing urinary incontinence in women (aged 18 and over). It covers assessment, care and treatment options. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published January 2015

Maternal and child nutrition (QS98)

This quality standard covers improving nutrition for women who are planning to become pregnant, pregnant women, and babies and children under 5 and their mothers and carers. It focuses on low-income and disadvantaged families. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published July 2015

Caesarean section

Everything NICE has said on caesarean section in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2011 Last updated September 2019

Neonatal infection (QS75)

This quality standard covers preventing infection in newborn babies, treating pregnant women whose babies are at risk of infection, and treating newborn babies with suspected or confirmed infection. It includes when to give antibiotics to prevent and treat neonatal infection. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published December 2014

Antenatal care (QS22)

This quality standard covers care for healthy women and their babies during pregnancy (up to 42 weeks). It covers routine antenatal care in primary, community and hospital settings. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2012 Last updated April 2016

Jaundice in newborn babies under 28 days (QS57)

This quality standard covers recognising and managing jaundice in newborn babies (neonatal jaundice), from birth to 28 days, in primary care (including community care) and secondary care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2014

Alcohol: preventing harmful use in the community (QS83)

This quality standard covers preventing and identifying alcohol problems in the community. It includes policy and practice approaches to prevent harmful alcohol use in adults, young people and children. It is particularly relevant to local authorities, the police, and schools and colleges. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2015

Smoking: harm reduction (QS92)

This quality standard covers ways of reducing harm from smoking. It includes advice on supporting people who do not want to give up smoking in one step. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published July 2015

Antenatal and postnatal mental health (QS115)

This quality standard covers recognising, assessing and treating mental health problems in women planning, during or after pregnancy (up to a year after childbirth). It also covers the organisation of mental health services for women during and after pregnancy. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2016

Intravenous fluid therapy in adults in hospital (QS66)

This quality standard covers managing intravenous (IV) fluid therapy safely and effectively for adults in hospital. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published August 2014

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.

Quality standard Published July 2013 Last updated June 2015

Antenatal and postnatal mental health

Everything NICE has said on antenatal and postnatal mental health in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2011 Last updated November 2019

Contraception (QS129)

This quality standard covers contraception for women, including emergency contraception. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2016

Diabetes in pregnancy (QS109)

This quality standard covers managing diabetes and its complications in women who are planning pregnancy or are already pregnant. It includes care for women with pre-existing diabetes before and during pregnancy, and diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published January 2016

Intrapartum care (QS105)

This quality standard covers the care of women and their babies during labour and immediately after the birth. It covers women who go into labour at term, and includes women at low risk of complications during labour and those who go on to develop complications. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published December 2015 Last updated February 2017

Social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people

Everything NICE has said on supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published December 2011 Last updated November 2019

Maternal and child nutrition

Everything NICE has said on maternal and child nutrition in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2012 Last updated November 2019

Caesarean section (QS32)

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

Quality standard Published June 2013

Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage (QS69)

This quality standard covers the diagnosis and initial management of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage in women in their first trimester (up to 13 completed weeks of pregnancy). It includes assessment and diagnosis for women with suspected early pregnancy loss. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2014

Endometriosis (QS172)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing endometriosis in women, including young women aged 17 and under. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published August 2018

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

Postnatal care

Everything NICE has said on the essential care that every woman and her baby should receive in the first 6–8 weeks after birth in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2011 Last updated November 2019

Faecal incontinence in adults (QS54)

This quality standard covers managing faecal (bowel) incontinence in adults (aged 18 and over) in the community (at home and in care homes) and in all hospital departments. It includes assessment of bowel control problems, advice and support, and treatment options. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2014

Endometriosis

Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and managing endometriosis in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published September 2017 Last updated August 2018

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

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

Preterm labour and birth (QS135)

This quality standard covers care for pregnant women who may be at risk of, or have symptoms and signs of, starting labour and giving birth early (preterm). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published October 2016 Last updated August 2019

Induction of labour

Everything NICE has said on inducing labour in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2011 Last updated March 2019

Contraception

Everything NICE has said on contraceptive services, long-acting reversible contraception and sterilisation in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published March 2014 Last updated July 2019

Contraceptive services for under 25s

Everything NICE has said on contraceptive services for under 25s in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published March 2014 Last updated July 2019

Smoking

Everything NICE has said on preventing the uptake of smoking and helping people to stop smoking in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2011 Last updated August 2019

Menopause

Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and managing menopause and premature ovarian insufficiency in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2015 Last updated June 2018

Intrapartum care

Everything NICE has said on the care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2011 Last updated November 2019

Prostate cancer (QS91)

This quality standard covers managing prostate cancer in people referred to secondary care or having follow-up for prostate cancer in primary care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2015 Last updated May 2019

Familial breast cancer

Everything NICE has said on assessing and managing familial breast cancer and related risks in people with a family history in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published October 2011 Last updated November 2019

Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage

Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and managing tubal ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage in early pregnancy in an interactive flowchart.

NICE Pathway Published December 2012 Last updated September 2019

Fertility problems (QS73)

This quality standard covers assessing and treating fertility problems in people with explained and unexplained infertility, including access to IVF treatment. It also covers cryopreservation before cancer treatment that may affect fertility. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published October 2014

Ovarian cancer (QS18)

This quality standard covers the recognition and initial management of ovarian cancer. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published May 2012

Intrapartum care for women with obstetric complications

Everything NICE has said on intrapartum care for women with obstetric complications in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published March 2019 Last updated September 2019

Abortion care

Everything NICE has said on abortion care in an interactive flowchart.

NICE Pathway Published September 2019 Last updated October 2019

Intrapartum care for women with existing medical conditions

Everything NICE has said on intrapartum care for women with existing medical conditions in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published March 2019

Pregnancy and complex social factors: service provision

Everything NICE has said on service provision for pregnant women with complex social factors in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published March 2012 Last updated September 2019

Safe midwifery staffing for maternity settings

Everything NICE has said on safe midwifery staffing requirements for maternity settings in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published February 2015 Last updated September 2019

Diabetes in pregnancy

Everything NICE has said on managing diabetes and its complications before, during and after pregnancy in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2011 Last updated June 2019

Heavy menstrual bleeding

Everything NICE has said on assessing and managing heavy menstrual bleeding in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published February 2012 Last updated July 2019

Preterm labour and birth

Everything NICE has said on the care of women in or at risk of preterm labour or having a planned preterm birth in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2015 Last updated November 2019

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in adults (QS79)

This quality standard covers managing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (gradual scarring of the lungs) in adults. It includes diagnosis by a multidisciplinary team, managing symptoms and palliative care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published January 2015

Ovarian cancer

Everything NICE has said on recognising and managing ovarian cancer in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published February 2012 Last updated November 2019