The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is an NHS organisation that provides a range of different guidance and recommendations to the NHS on high quality care. NICE has now developed a Quality Standard for Diabetes in Adults, containing 13 Quality Statements.
Their purpose is to define high quality care and be used to:
The government has identified that the Standards will have a significant role in informing the planning and delivery of high quality care in England. The 13 NICE Standards can be seen on their website. A quality standards information document for patients can be downloaded here