Updating results

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

Ustekinumab for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe psoriasis (TA180)

Evidence-based recommendations on ustekinumab (Stelara) for treating moderate to severe psoriasis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2009 Last updated March 2017

Ustekinumab for treating active psoriatic arthritis (TA340)

Evidence-based recommendations on ustekinumab (Stelara) for treating active psoriatic arthritis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2015 Last updated 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

Apremilast for treating active psoriatic arthritis (TA433)

Evidence-based recommendations on apremilast (Otezla) for treating active psoriatic arthritis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2017

Everolimus for advanced renal cell carcinoma after previous treatment (TA432)

Evidence-based recommendations on everolimus (Afinitor) for advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) after previous treatment

Technology appraisal guidance Published 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

Sofosbuvir–velpatasvir for treating chronic hepatitis C (TA430)

Evidence-based recommendations on sofosbuvir–velpatasvir (Epclusa) for treating chronic hepatitis C in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2017

Ibrutinib for previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with 17p deletion or TP53 mutation (TA429)

Evidence-based recommendations on ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2017

Mepolizumab for treating severe refractory eosinophilic asthma (TA431)

Evidence-based recommendations on mepolizumab (Nucala) for treating severe refractory eosinophilic asthma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2017

Pomalidomide for multiple myeloma previously treated with lenalidomide and bortezomib (TA427)

Evidence-based recommendations on pomalidomide (Imnovid) for multiple myeloma previously treated with lenalidomide and bortezomib in adults

Technology appraisal guidance 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

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

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

Dasatinib, nilotinib and imatinib for untreated chronic myeloid leukaemia (TA426)

Evidence-based recommendations on dasatinib (Sprycel), nilotinib (Tasigna) and imatinib (Glivec) for untreated chronic myeloid leukaemia in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2016

Eribulin for treating locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after 2 or more chemotherapy regimens (TA423)

Evidence-based recommendations on eribulin (Halaven) for treating locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after 2 or more types of chemotherapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2016

Dasatinib, nilotinib and high-dose imatinib for treating imatinib-resistant or intolerant chronic myeloid leukaemia (TA425)

Evidence-based recommendations on dasatinib, nilotinib and high-dose imatinib for treating imatinib-resistant/intolerant chronic myeloid leukaemia in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2016

Everolimus with exemestane for treating advanced breast cancer after endocrine therapy (TA421)

Evidence-based recommendations on everolimus (Afinitor) for treating advanced breast cancer in adults after endocrine therapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2016

Crizotinib for previously treated anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (TA422)

Evidence-based recommendations on crizotinib (Xalkori) for previously treated anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2016

Pertuzumab for the neoadjuvant treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer (TA424)

Evidence-based recommendations on pertuzumab (Perjeta) for HER2-positive breast cancer in adults

Technology appraisal guidance 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

Ticagrelor for preventing atherothrombotic events after myocardial infarction (TA420)

Evidence-based recommendations on ticagrelor (Brilique) for preventing atherothrombotic events such as heart attacks or stroke after myocardial infarction (MI)

Technology appraisal guidance Published 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

Dapagliflozin in combination therapy for treating type 2 diabetes (TA288)

Evidence-based recommendations on dapagliflozin (Forxiga) in combination therapy for treating type 2 diabetes in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2013 Last updated November 2016

Apremilast for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (TA419)

Evidence-based recommendations on apremilast (Otezla) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2016

Nivolumab for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma (TA417)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC/kidney cancer) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2016

Dapagliflozin in triple therapy for treating type 2 diabetes (TA418)

Evidence-based recommendations on dapagliflozin (Forxiga) given with 2 other drugs for treating type 2 diabetes in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2016

Certolizumab pegol for treating rheumatoid arthritis after inadequate response to a TNF-alpha inhibitor (TA415)

Evidence-based recommendations on certolizumab pegol (Cimzia) for treating severe active rheumatoid arthritis in adults who have had a tumour necrosis factor

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2016

Cobimetinib in combination with vemurafenib for treating unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma (TA414)

Evidence-based recommendations on cobimetinib (Cotellic) with vemurafenib (Zelboraf) for unresectable or metastatic melanoma in adults with a BRAF V600

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2016

Osimertinib for treating locally advanced or metastatic EGFR T790M mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (TA416)

Evidence-based recommendations on osimertinib (Tagresso) for treating locally advanced or metastatic EGFR T790M mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2016

Elbasvir–grazoprevir for treating chronic hepatitis C (TA413)

Evidence-based recommendations on elbasvir–grazoprevir (Zepatier) for treating genotype 1 or 4 chronic hepatitis C (HCV) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 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

Aflibercept for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema after branch retinal vein occlusion (TA409)

Evidence-based recommendations on aflibercept (Eylea) for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema after branch retinal vein occlusion

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2016

Radium-223 dichloride for treating hormone-relapsed prostate cancer with bone metastases (TA412)

Evidence-based recommendations on radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo) for treating hormone-relapsed prostate cancer with bone metastases

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2016

Talimogene laherparepvec for treating unresectable metastatic melanoma (TA410)

Evidence-based recommendations on talimogene laherparepvec (Imlygic) for treating unresectable metastatic melanoma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2016

Secukinumab for active ankylosing spondylitis after treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or TNF-alpha inhibitors (TA407)

Evidence-based recommendations on secukinumab (Cosentyx) for ankylosing spondylitis (spondyloartritis) that has not responded well enough to conventional

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2016

Crizotinib for untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (TA406)

Evidence-based recommendations on crizotinib (Xalkori) for untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2016

Pegaspargase for treating acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (TA408)

Evidence-based recommendations on pegaspargase (Oncaspar) for treating acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2016

Necitumumab for untreated advanced or metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (TA411)

Evidence-based recommendations on necitumumab (Portrazza) for untreated advanced or metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2016

Intravenous fluid therapy in children and young people in hospital (QS131)

This quality standard covers managing intravenous (IV) fluids safely and effectively for babies, children and young people (from birth to 16) in hospital. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 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

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