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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

Self‑harm (QS34)

This quality standard covers the initial management of self-harm and the provision of longer-term support for children and young people (aged 8 to 18) and adults (aged 18 and over) who self-harm. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abortion care: topic engagement

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

Quality standard In consultation

Suspected neurological conditions: topic engagement

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

Quality standard In consultation

End of life care (QS update)

Proposed [GID-QS10140] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

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

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

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

Quality standard In development

Decision-making and mental capacity

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

Quality standard In development

Faltering growth

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

Heavy menstrual bleeding (QS update)

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

Quality standard In development

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

Depression in adults (update)

Proposed [GID-QS10057] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Lung cancer (update)

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

Quality standard In development

Prevention and non-surgical treatment of pelvic floor failure/incompetence/prolapse

Proposed [GID-QS10129] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Pernicious Anaemia

Proposed [GID-QS10130] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Maternal health

In development [GID-QS10077] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard In development

Housing: planning to improve health and wellbeing

Proposed [GID-QS10117] 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

Spatial planning

Proposed [GID-QS10112] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Road safety

Proposed [GID-QS10111] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Non-antibiotic clinical management of infectious diseases

Proposed [GID-QS10120] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Prevention of dementia

Proposed [GID-QS10109] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Secondary care management of malignant hypertension

Proposed [GID-QS10107] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Safe prescribing and withdrawal management of prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal

Proposed [GID-QS10106] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Gout

Proposed [GID-QS10100] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Blood transfusion in neonatology

Proposed [GID-QS10098] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Readmission to ICU within 48hrs

Proposed [GID-QS10105] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Nutrition in hospital

Proposed [GID-QS10104] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Managing symptoms with an uncertain cause

Proposed [GID-QS10103] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed

Shared decision-making: practical guidance for health and social care professionals

Proposed [GID-QS10097] Expected publication date: TBC

Quality standard Proposed