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National Quality Board: NICE Quality Standards

A Dear Colleague letter from David Nicholson to Secretary of State on NICE Quality Standards.

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The first three NICE quality standards covering stroke care, dementia care and prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) were presented to the Secretary of State on 30 June 2010. The letter below sets out the National Quality Board’s advice to the Secretary of State on how these and future quality standards can become a central, underpinning element, of the whole quality improvement system for the NHS.