The Outside Clinic has become the first sole domiciliary service provider to be accredited for its adult audiology services.
It has also become the sixtieth organisation recognised by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) against the Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) standard.
Speaking about the accreditation, operations director at the Outside Clinic, Richard Gibson, explained: “Our journey to UKAS accreditation started back in February 2015, when we were invited to explain the scope and challenges of providing domiciliary services at a meeting of the Accreditation Clinical Advisory Group, UKAS and the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
“Following several years of hard work by everyone involved, we are incredibly proud to be the sixtieth recipient of IQIPS accreditation, as we were instrumental in helping to shape IQIPS so that it meets the needs of domiciliary patients, who are often very vulnerable.”
IQIPS was launched by RCP and UKAS in 2012, with the aim to improve services, care and safety for patients by examining four areas: patient experience, clinical, safety and facilities, as well as resources and workforce.
CEO of UKAS, Paul Stennett, congratulated the Outside Clinic on achieving the accreditation and said: “Accreditation to the IQIPS standard provides confidence to the commissioners, consultants and most importantly users of physiology services that the highest standards of care are available with patient quality outcomes at its core.”