Introduction to IQILS accreditation
IQILS accreditation programme update
2021 was a year of significant progress for the IQILS accreditation programme. The programme is in its strongest position since it launched. The first few onsite accreditation assessments were conducted in the latter stages of 2021. Many congratulations to the services at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust on being awarded accreditation. Dr James Ferguson, the IQILS clinical lead, has commented on the outstanding level of care, compassion, and innovation these services have demonstrated. Several assessments will be taking place in the early part of 2022. Currently the programme has 61 registered services, 2 accredited services, and 12 services are currently signed off for the level 1 standards.
Introduction to IQILS accreditation programme – 15th February 2022, 09:30 – 11:00
If you would like to learn more about the IQILS programme, we will be running a virtual introduction to IQILS accreditation session. This session is designed for services not yet registered to the programme and are interested in finding out more. During the session, delegates will learn about:
- What is accreditation and how it can add value to your service
- The process and logistics involved in accreditation
- The overall benefits of registering
The session will be led by the Dr James Ferguson, IQILS clinical lead, and Dr Andrew Yeoman, the QA lead of the IQILS programme. The session will take place via MS teams. Once you have registered, an invite will be sent to all delegates with the dial in details. Registration for services is open.
Services registered to the programme receive access to the following benefits:
- The full accreditation standards
- Access to the IQILS website and self-assessment webtool
- Regular virtual training session on the accreditation process and standards
- Online repository of best practice templates and documents
- Regular newsletters on the programme with updates
- Support from the IQILS office team
If your service is interested in registering, please visit their website to sign up.
Accreditation helps services to:
- Independently measure themselves against national standards
- Reduce variation in quality standards of their services
- Demonstrate dedication to improvement, patient safety, and reducing risk
- Raise their profile, which can often be used to leverage support in their organisation
- Highlight good practice and get targeted advice on where to focus improvement efforts
Please contact the IQILS team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 3075 1508 if you would like to speak to the team about the programme. IQILS has recently joined twitter, so don’t forget to follow @IQILS_Liver