NICE publish new Quality Standard on Dementia

19/07/2010

NICE has unveiled the first set of quality standards, setting out a vision of what high-quality care should look like for patients on the NHS.

Some 150 clinical areas will eventually have their own set of quality standards, with the first three standards published yesterday covering the treatment and care of stroke, dementia and venous-thromboembolism (VTE) prevention.

The new quality standards are a series of concise statements that show what high-quality care should look like for these conditions, and are sourced from the best available evidence such as NICE guidance, or evidence accredited by NHS Evidence