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Rehabilitation after critical illness in adults (QS158)

This quality standard covers adults with rehabilitation needs as a result of critical illness that required level 2 or level 3 critical care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2017

HIV testing: encouraging uptake (QS157)

This quality standard covers interventions to improve the uptake of HIV testing among people who may have undiagnosed HIV. It focuses on increasing testing to reduce undiagnosed infection in people at increased risk of exposure. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2017

Physical health of people in prisons (QS156)

This quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing physical health problems of adults aged 18 years and older in prisons or young offender institutes. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2017

Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups

Everything NICE has said on preventing vitamin D deficiency in specific population groups in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published December 2014 Last updated August 2017

Neutropenic sepsis

Everything NICE has said on preventing, identifying and managing neutropenic sepsis in children, young people and adults in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published September 2012 Last updated August 2017

Cardiovascular disease: identifying and supporting people most at risk of dying early

Everything NICE has said on identifying and supporting people most at risk of dying early due to cardiovascular disease in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2017 Last updated August 2017

Hepatitis B and C testing

Hepatitis B and C: ways to promote and offer testing to people at increased risk of infection.

NICE Pathway Published December 2012 Last updated August 2017

Nutrition support in adults

Everything NICE has said on nutrition support for adults who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2012 Last updated August 2017

Domestic violence and abuse

Everything NICE has said on identifying, preventing and reducing domestic violence and abuse in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published February 2014 Last updated August 2017

Controlled drugs: safe use and management

Everything NICE has said about the general safe use and management of controlled drugs in all NHS settings except care homes in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published April 2016 Last updated August 2017

Multimorbidity

Everything NICE has said on optimising care for people with 2 or more long-term health conditions in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published September 2016 Last updated July 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

Chronic kidney disease in adults (QS5)

This quality standard covers the assessment and management of chronic kidney disease in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2011 Last updated July 2017

Anaemia management in people with chronic kidney disease

Everything NICE has said on managing anaemia in people with chronic kidney disease in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2011 Last updated July 2017

Hyperphosphataemia in chronic kidney disease

Everything NICE has said on managing hyperphosphataemia in chronic kidney disease in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published March 2013 Last updated July 2017

Violent and aggressive behaviours in people with mental health problems (QS154)

This quality standard covers short-term prevention and management of violent and physically threatening behaviour among adults, children and young people with a mental health problem. It applies to settings where mental health, health and social care services are provided. This includes community settings and care received at home. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2017

Multimorbidity (QS153)

This quality standard covers clinical assessment, prioritising and managing healthcare for adults aged 18 years and over with 2 or more long-term health conditions (multimorbidity). At least 1 of these conditions must be a physical health condition. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2017

Liver disease (QS152)

This quality standard covers identifying, assessing and managing chronic liver disease in children, young people and adults, and cirrhosis in young people and adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2017

Sickle cell disease: acute painful episode

Everything NICE has said on managing acute painful sickle cell disease episodes in patients presenting to hospital until discharge in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published June 2012 Last updated June 2017

Oral health in care homes (QS151)

This quality standard covers oral health, including dental health and daily mouth care, for adults in care homes (with and without nursing provision). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2017

Sunlight exposure: risks and benefits

Everything NICE has said on how to communicate the risks and benefits of natural sunlight exposure in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published February 2016 Last updated June 2017

Opioids for pain relief in palliative care

Everything NICE has said on prescribing strong opioids in adults with advanced and progressive disease in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published June 2012 Last updated June 2017

Haematological cancers (QS150)

This quality standard covers diagnostic reporting and the organisation of haematological cancer services for people of all ages (children, adults and young people) and managing haematological cancers in adults and young people (aged 16 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2017

Hip fracture in adults (QS16)

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

Quality standard Published March 2012 Last updated May 2017

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

Intravenous fluid therapy in hospital

Everything NICE has said on managing intravenous fluid therapy in children, young people and adults in hospital in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published December 2013 Last updated March 2017

Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia

Everything NICE has said on preventing and managing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in adults having surgery in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published August 2012 Last updated March 2017

Gallstone disease

Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and managing gallstone disease in adults in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published October 2014 Last updated March 2017

Patient group directions

Everything NICE has said on systems and processes to develop, authorise, use, and update patient group directions in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published December 2014 Last updated March 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

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

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

Community engagement: improving health and wellbeing (QS148)

This quality standard covers community engagement approaches to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities, and initiatives to change behaviours that harm people’s health. This includes building on the strengths and capabilities of communities, helping them to identify their needs and working with them to design and deliver initiatives and improve equity.

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

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

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

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

Falls in older people (QS86)

This quality standard covers prevention of falls and assessment after a fall in older people (aged 65 and over) who are living in the community or staying in hospital. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2015 Last updated January 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

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

Organ donation for transplantation

Everything NICE has said on improving donor identification and consent rates for deceased organ donation for transplantation in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published February 2012 Last updated December 2016

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

Oral health promotion in the community (QS139)

This quality standard covers activities undertaken by local authorities and general dental practices to improve oral health. It particularly focuses on people at high risk of poor oral health or who find it difficult to use dental services. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published December 2016

Blood transfusion (QS138)

This quality standard covers the general principles of blood transfusion in adults, young people and children over 1 year old. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover specific conditions that blood transfusion is used for.

Quality standard Published December 2016

Neonatal jaundice

Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and treating jaundice in newborn babies under 28 days in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2011 Last updated December 2016

Mental wellbeing and independence in older people

Everything NICE has said on promoting mental wellbeing and independence in older people over 65 in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2012 Last updated December 2016

Mental wellbeing and independence for older people (QS137)

This quality standard covers interventions to maintain and improve the mental wellbeing and independence of people aged 65 or older, and how to identify those at risk of a decline. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover the mental wellbeing and independence of people who live in a care home or attend one on a day-only basis.

Quality standard Published December 2016

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

Lifestyle weight management services for overweight or obese adults

Everything NICE has said on lifestyle weight management services for overweight or obese adults in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2014 Last updated November 2016