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Service Accreditation

 

The Academy for Healthcare Science is committed to supporting the development of standards and processes to deliver and sustain improvements in the quality of healthcare science services. Through an independent, peer reviewed accreditation process,  service providers can demonstrate to patients, service users, regulators and healthcare inspectors their commitment and ability to deliver safe, effective and efficient patient focused healthcare science services.

The Academy for Healthcare Science works with a range of professional, public, charitable and lay organizations to ensure standards are evidence based, professionally led and patient and service user focused.  It contributes to the national debate on the development of healthcare standards and is a member of the Accreditation Alliance and Health and Social Care Accreditation Forum (HASCAF).

The Academy for Healthcare Science works closely with the Royal College of Physicians, The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the Chief Scientific Officer on the ‘Improving Quality in Physiological Science Services (IQIPS)’ standard and is currently undertaking a joint standards development project with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) to develop a standard for Clinical Engineering and Physical Science Services (Improving Clinical Engineering and Physical Science Services (iCEPSS).

Healthcare science services underpin many aspects of modern healthcare and scientists, engineers and practitioners have strongly supported the use and implementation of quality management systems backed by formal certification processes such as ISO 9001:2008 to assure themselves of the use of quality structures. Accreditation processes build upon these standards to ensure that services are fit for purpose and delivering the highest quality and appropriate services to their patient and user base.

 

Healthcare Science Accreditation Schemes