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IQIPS

 

 

 

The Improving Quality in Physiological Diagnostic Services (IQIPS) accreditation scheme is available throughout the UK. This accreditation scheme is strongly endorsed by NHS England and is recognised by commissioners and the CQC as a marker of quality https://www.ukas.com/download/general_documents/healthcare/Final-Joint-Letter-Position-on-Accreditation-NHS-E-NHS-I-CQC.pdf . Patients are encouraged to find out whether their local services are accredited https://www.ukas.com/download/brochures/Providing-Confidence-in-your-Healthcare-Provision-UKAS-B27-8-2017_2.pdf

 

The IQIPS Accreditation scheme  is hosted by the United Kingdon Accreditation Service (UKAS) https://www.ukas.com/services/accreditation-services/physiological-services-accreditation-iqips/ who are advised by a Clinical Advisory Group consisting of members from the relevant Physiological discipline specific Professional bodies. The SVT representative is currently Alison Charig Alison.charig@porthosp.nhs.uk .

An up-to-date list of Vascular Diagnostic Services who hold IQIPS accreditation can be accessed on the UKAS website https://www.ukas.com/browse-accredited-organisations/?org_type=9  

The SVT endorses IQIPS accreditation and encourages services to engage in the process of quality improvement and work towards achievement of IQIPS accreditation.

The IQIPS Standard can be accessed via the UKAS website https://www.ukas.com/iqips-standards-and-web-based-tool/   as well as additional resources  for services working towards accreditation https://www.ukas.com/services/accreditation-services/physiological-services-accreditation-iqips/iqips-pre-application-support/  .

The SVT have published a series of articles providing practical advice, these have been written by members of the SVT who have experience of the accreditation process . We also have a list of Vascular specific references which services may find useful