Show your commitment to high-quality care. Support a quality standard to:

  • add credibility through formal support
  • raise awareness 
  • help us make sure the standard stays relevant. 

What’s involved?

Supporting organisations play an essential role in helping promote our quality standards.

 If you support a standard we will ask you to:

  • link to the standard from your website
  • promote and encourage use through your networks
  • provide updates about the topic area.

Your organisation's name will be added to the quality standard. 

We also offer support to help you promote the standard. We can help you with:

  • talking about the standard at conferences and speaking engagements
  • producing articles or features for publication 
  • running workshops to help other organisations understand how using the standard can improve quality of care
  • encouraging submissions to our collection of local practice examples.

The benefits of being a supporting organisation are explained in this infographic


We are looking for:

  • National organisations who represent:
    • commissioners or providers of care described in the quality standard
    • professionals and practitioners who provide the care described in the quality standard
    • people whose care is covered by the quality standard (for example user, patient, carer, charity and other non-governmental organisations).
  •  National statutory organisations such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Take a look at our published quality standards to see examples of supporting organisations.

Unfortunately, individual provider organisations are not eligible to act as official supporting organisations. However, there are still lots of ways to use and support quality standards in order to improve quality (see below).   

When can I get involved?

You can express an interest to support a quality standard at any time during its development. You’ll only be asked to offer formal support after you’ve had the chance to review the final standard.

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What if I'm not eligible?

If you're from a provider organisation that uses quality standards, you can submit examples of how you have made improvements in your organisation to our Shared Learning collection. This allows you to share best practice with peers and showcase local innovation. You could also be in with a chance of being shortlisted for the annual NICE Shared Learning Awards.

If your organisation has developed resources to support the use of NICE quality standards then it may be eligible for NICE endorsement. Further information can be found here.

Contact us to find out more 

“We chose to support the quality standard to ensure we represented the voice of people with lung disease.

We promote the quality standards through our social media pages and in our work to advise and engage with CCGs on best practice.

We believe supporting quality standards strengthens our work as a charity with expertise and medical research at its heart.”

Steven Wibberley, Chief Operating Officer, British Lung Foundation

Other ways to get involved

Comment on a consultation

Topic engagements: tell us your priorities for improving quality of care


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