QS8

Depression in adults (QS8)

  • Quality Standards QS8
  • Issued: March 2011
    • Pathways

      depression

      Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'depression'

    • Depression in adults

      This NICE quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.

      This quality standard covers the assessment and clinical management of persistent subthreshold depressive symptoms, or mild, moderate or severe depression in adults (including people with a chronic physical health problem).

      Note: NICE is aware that there is a wider social context to depression that this quality standard does not directly address but which is acknowledged in the development of this standard. The focus of the standard is on the clinical assessment and management of depression and persistent subthreshold depressive symptoms.

      This page was last updated: 10 March 2014

    • Quality standard formats

      Query

      Information for the public Depression in adults

      Information for the public

Patient

The summary of the statements in the quality standard written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.

Full quality standard

The published full quality standard for health and social care professionals, public health practitioners, commissioners, service providers and patients, carers and the public, with quality measures, outcomes definitions and data sources.

 

Endorsing organisations

Many organisations share NICE's commitment to improve quality by making it clear what quality care is for patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers.

So that these standards reach the widest possible audience, some of these organisations have endorsed the depression in adults quality standard.

These organisations are:

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