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Bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula (IPG662)

Evidence-based recommendations on bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019

High-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma (IPG661)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019

Lung cancer in adults (QS17)

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

Quality standard Published March 2012 Last updated September 2019

Implant insertion for prominent ears (IPG660)

Evidence-based recommendations on implant insertion for prominent ears in children, young people and adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019

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.

Quality standard Published September 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

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.

Quality standard Published August 2019

Endovascular insertion of an intrasaccular wire-mesh blood-flow disruption device for intracranial aneurysms (IPG658)

Evidence-based recommendations on endovascular insertion of an intrasaccular wire-mesh blood-flow disruption device for intracranial aneurysms in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2019

Low-energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer (IPG659)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2019

Patient experience in adult NHS services (QS15)

This quality standard covers improving the quality of the patient experience for people who use adult NHS services. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2012 Last updated July 2019

Service user experience in adult mental health services (QS14)

This quality standard covers improving the experience of people using adult NHS mental health services. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published December 2011 Last updated July 2019

Learning disability: care and support of people growing older (QS187)

This quality standard covers identifying, assessing and regularly reviewing the care and support needs of people with a learning disability as they grow older. People with a learning disability have many of the same age-related health and social care needs as other people, but this quality standard focuses on the specific challenges associated with their learning disability. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published July 2019

Ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids (IPG657)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2019

Transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (IPG656)

Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2019

Learning disability: behaviour that challenges (QS101)

This quality standard covers care and support and services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or a learning disability and autism) and behaviour that challenges, and their families and carers. It describes high quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published October 2015 Last updated July 2019

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

Lyme disease (QS186)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing Lyme disease in people of all ages. It also includes raising public awareness about prevention. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published July 2019

Hearing loss in adults (QS185)

This quality standard covers assessing and managing hearing loss in adults (aged 18 and over). It includes people presenting with hearing loss for the first time in adulthood whether it started in adulthood or earlier. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published July 2019

Dementia (QS184)

This quality standard covers preventing dementia, and assessment, management and health and social care support for people with dementia. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2019

Cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure (IPG655)

Evidence-based recommendations on cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Reinforcement of a permanent stoma with a synthetic or biological mesh to prevent a parastomal hernia (IPG654)

Evidence-based recommendations on reinforcement of a permanent stoma with a synthetic or biological mesh to prevent a parastomal hernia

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Valve-in-valve TAVI for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction (IPG653)

Evidence-based recommendations on valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI) for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema (IPG652)

Evidence-based recommendations on bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis of the leg (IPG651)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Percutaneous insertion of a cerebral protection device to prevent cerebral embolism during TAVI (IPG650)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a cerebral protection device to prevent cerebral embolism during TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Physical activity: encouraging activity in the community (QS183)

This quality standard covers how local strategy, policy and planning and improvements to the built or natural physical environment such as public open spaces, workplaces and schools can encourage and support people of all ages and all abilities to be physically active and move more. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2019

Therapeutic hypothermia for acute ischaemic stroke (IPG647)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic hypothermia (using a cooling device to reduce the body’s temperature) for acute ischaemic stroke in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2019

Percutaneous mitral valve leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation (IPG649)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous mitral valve leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2019

Collagen paste for closing an anal fistula (IPG648)

Evidence-based recommendations on collagen paste for closing an anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 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

Endoscopic ablation for a pilonidal sinus (IPG646)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for a pilonidal sinus in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2019

Endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula (IPG645)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2019

Radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula (IPG644)

Evidence-based recommendations on radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2019

People's experience using adult social care services (QS182)

This quality standard covers the experience of adults using social care services. It applies to all settings where people use social care services, including people's own homes, residential care and community settings. Its aim is to help people understand what care they can expect and to improve their experience by supporting them to make decisions about their care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2019

Air pollution: outdoor air quality and health (QS181)

This quality standard covers road-traffic-related air pollution and its impact on health. It describes high-quality actions in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2019

High-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules (IPG643)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2019

Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal (IPG642)

Evidence-based recommendations on Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2019

Child abuse and neglect (QS179)

This quality standard covers recognising, assessing and responding to abuse and neglect of children and young people under 18. It covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse. This quality standard describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2019

Prostatic urethral temporary implant insertion for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (IPG641)

Evidence-based recommendations on prostatic urethral temporary implant insertion for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Percutaneous venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in multiple sclerosis (IPG640)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Laparoscopic cerclage for cervical incompetence to prevent late miscarriage or preterm birth (IPG639)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic cerclage for cervical incompetence to prevent late miscarriage or preterm birth

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Electrically stimulated intravesical chemotherapy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (IPG638)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrically stimulated intravesical chemotherapy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis (IPG637)

Evidence-based recommendations on platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis in adults (deterioration of the articular cartilage and menisci)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Ex-situ machine perfusion for extracorporeal preservation of livers for transplantation (IPG636)

Evidence-based recommendations on ex-situ machine perfusion for extracorporeal preservation of livers for transplantation in people of all ages

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Pancreatic cancer (QS177)

This quality standard covers diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and management of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in adults aged over 18. This quality standard describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover national initiatives, such as cancer screening or audit.

Quality standard Published December 2018

Bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma (IPG635)

Evidence-based recommendations on bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2018

Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults (IPG634)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2018