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If you are encountering resistance for diagnosis or support from your doctors, local CCG or NHS Trust, you should help them understand that change is coming. Tell them NICE is developing a Quality Standard on FASD.
While Quality Standards aren’t mandatory, CCGs are supposed to ‘have regard’ for them and demonstrate how they are improving quality of care.
The NICE Quality Standard will be based on the Scottish SIGN 156 Guideline.
The draft NICE Quality Standard is available here.
The draft has 5 areas (these may change after the consultation process):
National FASD hosted an informal roundtable on the forthcoming NICE Quality Standard on FASD in the week following the announcement. The discussion was co-chaired by Dr Raja Mukherjee and Sandra Butcher. This took place in the margins of the launch of the Greater Manchester. The discussion was co-chaired by Dr Raja Mukherjee and Sandra Butcher. This took place in the margins of the launch of the Greater Manchester Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies Programme.