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 Standards Group members adhere to the BTS Policy for working with the Biomedical Industry and complete an annual declaration of interest form during the period that the Guideline Group is active. Declarations of interest for current Groups are available here. For previous Quality Standards please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BTS is currently working on two new Quality Standards based on recently published BTS Guidelines:
- BTS Quality Standards for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules
- BTS Quality Standards for acute non-invasive ventilation in adults.
Publication of both Quality Standards is expected in 2018.
|A-Z Disease / Condition||Title||Publication date|
|TB||NICE Quality Standard for Tuberculosis||2017|
|Home oxygen adults||BTS Home Oxygen Quality Standards||2017|
|Pulmonary Nodules||BTS Pulmonary Nodules Quality Standards||2018|
|NIV||BTS NIV Quality Standards||2018|
|Asthma||NICE Asthma Quality Standards||2013|
|Bronchiectasis||BTS Bronchiectasis Quality Standards||2012|
|Bronchiolitis||NICE Bronchiolitis in Children Quality Standards||2016|
|Flexible Bronchoscopy||BTS Diagnostic Flexible Bronchoscopy Quality Standards||2014|
|Pneumonia adults||NICE Community Acquired Pneumonia Quality Standards||2016|
|COPD||NICE COPD Quality Standards||2016|
|IPF||NICE IPF Quality Standards||2015|
|Pulmonary rehabilitation||BTS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Quality Standards||2014|
|Neuromuscular Weakness||BTS Respiratory Management of Children with Neuromuscular Weakness Quality Standard||2014|
|Smoking Cessation||NICE Smoking Cessation Quality Standards||2013|