NICE Parkinson's disease quality standard [QS164]

This quality standard covers the management of Parkinson's in adults. It does not include treatment of parkinsonism not caused by Parkinson's. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Last reviewed
  • Access to multi-disciplinary teams
  • Care strategies
  • Infection and falls prevention, and bone health
  • Information from diagnosis
  • Inpatient care and medicines management
  • Service improvement
  • Side effects
  • Social care
  • Standardising assessments
  • Symptoms
Resource type
  • Tools
  • All professions
  • Complex
  • Diagnosis
  • End of life
  • Maintenance

The standard provides a set of statements. These statements will help improve your services and treatment of people with Parkinson's.

The statements cover:

  • point of contact with specialist services
  • information about impulse control disorders
  • referral to physiotherapy, occupational therapy or speech and language therapy
  • levodopa in hospital or a care home
  • access to clozapine for treating hallucinations and delusions

Who is the quality standard for?

Commissioners of health and care services and professionals.