Topics for new NICE quality standards and guidance to improve the quality of social care

Closed 3 May 2013

Opened 1 Feb 2013


From April 2013, the role of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will expand to include social care.

NICE have had a number of joint health and social care topics referred to them to commence work on in April 2013. This consultation seeks views on topics for NICE to produce quality standards and guidance on in the future to help improve the quality of social care and the interface with health services. 

We are hoping to collect your views on an initial proposed list and then we would like to hear your own ideas.

Along side this online survey we are also running some face to face engagement sessions with the sector. The consultation will now be open until 03 May April 2013 to allow those that have not had chance to respond, to do so..

Every proposed topic will be considered but It is not possible to guarantee that all of these topics will be taken forward for development as this is dependent on a number of elements such as existing evidence based guidance and sector/Government priorities.

Norman Lamb MP, Minister for Care and support says

"Improving the standard and quality of care and support services is one of our top priorities. From April of next year, NICE will join us in this challenge and take on an important role in driving up the quality of care.

"That is why we have started a consultation on which everyone can have their say in which topics NICE should focus on for future work. So please do get involved."


  • Local authority
  • Social care provider
  • Directors of Adult Social Care Services
  • Members of the public
  • Patients
  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Service users


  • Education
  • Commissioning
  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • Regulation