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Quality Improvement

Quality Standards

A Quality Standards statement based on each BTS Guideline is a key part of the range of supporting materials that the Society produces to assist in the implementation of Guideline recommendations.

A quality standard is a set of specific, concise statements that:

  • act as markers of high quality, cost effective patient care across a pathway or clinical area, covering treatment or prevention; and
  • are derived from the best available evidence and are produced collaboratively with the NHS along with their partners and service users

Declarations of Interest

BTS Quality Standard Group members adhere to the BTS Policy for Working with the Biomedical Industry and complete an annual Declaration of Interest (DoI) during the period that the Quality Standard Group is active. For information on DoIs for BTS Quality Standard Groups please contact:

Quality Standards

A-Z Disease / Condition Title Publication date
Asthma NICE Asthma Quality Standard 20180901 2018
Bronchiectasis BTS Bronchiectasis Quality Standards 20120701 2012
Bronchiolitis NICE Quality Standards - Bronchiolitis in Children 20160601 2016
COPD NICE COPD Quality Standard 20160201 2016
Cystic Fibrosis NICE Cystic Fibrosis Quality Standards 20180501 2018
Flexible Bronchoscopy BTS Quality Standards for Flexible Bronchoscopy 2014 20141201 2014
Home Oxygen BTS Home Oxygen Quality Standards 20170901 2017
IPF NICE IPF Quality Standard 20150101 2015
Neuromuscular Weakness BTS Respiratory Management of Children with Neuromuscular Weakness Quality Standard 20140101 2014
NIV BTS Quality Standards for acute NIV in adults 20180401 2018
Pneumonia Adults NICE Pneumonia in Adults Quality Standards 20160101 2016
Pulmonary Nodules BTS Quality Standards for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules 20180401 2018
Pulmonary Rehabilitation BTS Quality Standards for Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Adults 20140501 2014
Smoking Cessation NICE Quality Standard - Smoking: Harm Reduction (QS92) 20150701 2015
TB NICE Quality Standard for Tuberculosis 20170101 2017