The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance for the NHS and the wider public health community on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.
Since April 2009, NICE has been tasked with the development of quality standards clarifying what high quality care looks like for patients, users and carers, the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers.
NICE quality standards are a set of specific, concise statements and associated measures. They set out aspirational, but achievable, markers of high-quality, cost-effective patient care, covering the treatment and prevention of different diseases and conditions. Derived from the best available evidence such as NICE guidance and other evidence sources accredited by NHS Evidence they are developed independently by NICE, in collaboration with NHS and social care professionals, their partners and service users and address the three dimensions of quality: clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience.
The quality standard for nutrition support in adults can be found here