NICE has published Quality Standard (QS) 156 on Physical health of people in prisons, QS157 on HIV testing: encouraging uptake, and QS158 on Rehabilitation after critical illness in adults.

NICE QS156 on Physical health of people in prisons covers assessing, diagnosing, and managing physical health problems of adults aged 18 years and older in prisons or young offender institutes. NICE QS156 is expected to contribute to improvements in the following outcomes:

  • mortality rates of people who are or have been in prison
  • morbidity rates of people who are or have been in prison
  • continuity of care for people entering and leaving prison
  • health equality for people who are or have been in prison.

NICE QS157 on HIV testing: encouraging uptake covers interventions to improve the uptake of HIV testing among people who may have undiagnosed HIV, and focuses on increasing testing to reduce undiagnosed infection in people at increased risk of exposure. NICE QS157 is expected to contribute to improvements in the following outcomes:

  • uptake of HIV testing
  • new cases of HIV
  • HIV morbidity
  • undiagnosed HIV infection
  • late diagnosis of HIV
  • health-related quality of life for people with HIV
  • hospital admissions for people with HIV
  • HIV-related mortality.

NICE QS158 on Rehabilitation after critical illness in adults covers rehabilitation needs of adults as a result of a critical illness that required level 2 or level 3 critical care, and is expected to contribute to improvements in the following outcomes:

  • length of stay in critical care
  • length of stay in hospital for people discharged from critical care
  • hospital readmission rates for people discharged from critical care
  • quality of life for people discharged from critical care
  • emotional wellbeing of people discharged from critical care
  • physical and cognitive recovery after discharge from critical care
  • psychological wellbeing of people discharged from critical care
  • social care needs among people discharged from critical care
  • employment rates for people discharged from critical care (compared with employment rates for the general population)
  • mortality for people discharged from critical care.