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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

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

Coeliac disease (QS134)

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

Quality standard Published October 2016

Children's attachment (QS133)

This quality standard covers identifying, assessing and treating attachment difficulties in children and young people (under 18). It focuses on children and young people at high risk of going into care, looked after by local authorities in foster homes, in special guardianship, adopted from care, and those in residential settings and other accommodation. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published October 2016

Multiple sclerosis (QS108)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults. It includes care, support and review for people with MS. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published January 2016

Healthcare-associated infections (QS113)

This quality standard covers preventing and controlling infections in hospitals and other secondary care settings that develop because of treatment or from being in a healthcare setting (healthcare-associated infections). It includes monitoring, responsibilities, and policies and procedures in secondary care organisations to reduce the risk of infection in patients, staff and visitors. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2016

Social care for older people with multiple long-term conditions (QS132)

This quality standard covers the planning and delivery of social care and support for older people (aged 65 and over) with multiple long-term conditions. It includes people living in their own homes, in specialist settings or in care homes, both those who receive support with funding for their social care and those who do not. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2016

Skin cancer (QS130)

This quality standard covers preventing, assessing, diagnosing and managing skin cancer (malignant melanoma and non-melanoma). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2016

Obesity: clinical assessment and management (QS127)

This quality standard covers assessing and managing obesity in adults, young people and children, including referral for specialist care and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. It includes people who are obese and have, or are at risk of, other medical conditions. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published August 2016

Obesity in adults: prevention and lifestyle weight management programmes (QS111)

This quality standard covers preventing adults (aged 18 and over) from becoming overweight or obese. It includes strategies to increase physical activity and promote a healthy diet in the local population. It also covers lifestyle weight management programmes for adults who are overweight or obese. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published January 2016

Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and management (QS11)

This quality standard covers identifying and supporting adults and young people (aged 10 and over) who may have an alcohol problem, and caring for people with alcohol-related health problems, such as alcohol dependence or Wernicke's encephalopathy. It also covers support for their families and carers. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published August 2011

Suspected cancer (QS124)

This quality standard covers the investigation and recognition of suspected cancer, and referral to specialist cancer services for adults, young people and children. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2016 Last updated December 2017

Bronchiolitis in children (QS122)

This quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing bronchiolitis in children. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2016

Antimicrobial stewardship (QS121)

This quality standard covers the effective use of antimicrobial medicines (including antibiotics) to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance, which is when antimicrobial medicines lose their effectiveness. It covers all settings and all types of antimicrobials for treating bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published April 2016

Acute heart failure (QS103)

This quality standard covers the care of adults (aged 18 and over) with suspected or confirmed acute heart failure. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published December 2015

Preventing unintentional injury in under 15s (QS107)

This quality standard covers preventing unintentional injury in children and young people (under 15). It includes local coordination of prevention strategies, and advice and assessment to help prevent accidents in the home. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published January 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Abortion care: topic engagement

We are listening to your views on this quality standard. Comments close 22 October 2019.

Quality standard In consultation

End of life care (QS update)

Proposed [GID-QS10140] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Suspected neurological conditions: topic engagement

We are listening to your views on this quality standard. Comments close 18 October 2019.

Quality standard In consultation

Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm

In development [GID-QS10137] Expected publication date: 20 March 2020

Quality standard In development

Renal and ureteric stones

In development [GID-QS10095] Expected publication date: 16 April 2020

Quality standard In development

Cerebral palsy in adults

In development [GID-QS10080] Expected publication date: 23 January 2020

Quality standard In development

Rheumatoid arthritis in over 16s (QS update)

In development [GID-QS10136] Expected publication date: 09 January 2020

Quality standard In development

Faltering growth

In development [GID-QS10083] Expected publication date: 02 June 2020

Quality standard In development

Decision-making and mental capacity

In development [GID-QS10127] Expected publication date: 31 March 2020

Quality standard In development

Abortion care

In development [GID-QS10084] Expected publication date: 18 August 2020

Quality standard In development

Workplace health: long-term sickness absence and management

In development [GID-QS10114] Expected publication date: 13 January 2021

Quality standard In development

Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing

In development [GID-QS10115] Expected publication date: 02 June 2020

Quality standard In development

Elective joint replacement

In development [GID-QS10090] Expected publication date: 13 January 2021

Quality standard In development

Carers: provision of support for adult carers

In development [GID-QS10128] Expected publication date: 04 December 2020

Quality standard In development

Heavy menstrual bleeding (QS update)

In development [GID-QS10134] Expected publication date: 23 June 2020

Quality standard In development

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

In development [GID-QS10139] Expected publication date: 31 July 2020

Quality standard In development

Lung cancer (update)

In development [GID-QS10132] Expected publication date: 13 December 2019

Quality standard In development

Depression in adults (update)

Proposed [GID-QS10057] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Transport and health

Proposed [GID-QS10123] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Programme management: effective ways to run public health programmes to generate a change in behaviour

Proposed [GID-QS10122] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Gambling

Proposed [GID-QS10099] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Natural environments

Proposed [GID-QS10119] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Heat wave planning

Proposed [GID-QS10116] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Mental well-being: life course, settings and subgroups

Proposed [GID-QS10118] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed