NICE starts work on setting quality standards – 29 July 2009

Posted on July 30, 2009. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: , |

NICE starts work on setting quality standards

“The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) welcomes the referral of four clinical areas by the Department of Health following advice from the National Quality Board and will now begin work on setting NICE quality standards for the NHS using a pilot process.

The Darzi report, High Quality Care For All (June 2008), expanded NICE’s role to include setting and approving more independent quality standards for the NHS. The report highlighted the difficulties clinicians faced in keeping up with the best evidence. It stated that standards should clarify what high quality care looks like with regard to:

* clinical effectiveness
* patient safety
* patient experience.

This work is a key part of making quality the organising principle of the NHS and supporting the drive to improve standards of care.”  … continues on the website

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