NICE issues the first of 150 quality standards for the NHS

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 01 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3536
  1. Deborah Cohen
  1. 1BMJ

    Patients who have had a stroke should be offered at least 45 minutes of active therapy for at least five days a week, new guidance to drive up the quality of care in dementia, stroke, and venous thromboembolism has said.

    The guidance, from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), is the first of 150 evidence based quality standards in different areas of health care, developed as part of NICE’s new Quality Standards Programme. Its guidance on neonatal care is expected in the autumn.

    Other measures include ensuring people with dementia receive care from health and social care staff who have been adequately trained in dementia care. And patients and carers receive verbal and written information and advice on venous …

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