QISMET is an independent not-for-profit body that supports self-management providers and commissioners to achieve the highest possible quality service for people living with long-term health conditions.
We do this by developing Quality Standards defining good practice and certificating providers against these Standards.
QISMET provides certification (sometimes known as accreditation) against 3 best practice Quality Standards: QIS2015, DSME and SS2Q. For details of these Standards and what they contain see the other boxes on this page.
Certification is a process of checking what providers do compared with what the Standards require. We have a team of experienced auditors who carry out audits. Once you have passed you will be able to use our logo and get a certificate. Please contact Graham Baker using the contact form for further details or click below for details of how to get certificated and our Register of Certificated Providers
QIS 2015 is our 'universal' Quality Standard. It can be used by providers of any type of self-management intervention, including online provision, one-to-one approaches, phone interventions, apps, group based approaches, etc. It contains the fundamentals of good practice that apply for any type of intervention.
If you are a provider of diabetes group-based programmes, then you may prefer to consider our DSME Standard which was developed just for you. Otherwise click on this box to find out what QIS 2015 is all about.
Are you a provider of group-based self-management programmes to people living with diabetes and their carers?
QISMET has a Quality Standard specifically for you. It covers all aspects of managing and running high quality education programmes that meet NICE and all other national requirements. Find out more and download the full DSME standard here…
We have a Quality Standard specifically for providers of self management programmes based on the Stanford model. These courses operate under a licence from Stanford University. The Standard is called 'Stepping Stones to Quality' - SS2Q. It defines best practice for Stanford programme providers.
We also, in co-operation with Talking Health Taking Action, have developed a Training and Support Framework for those people who deliver the programmes.
For details of either of these, please click below.
(Please note that the Self-Management Resource Center has recently taken over the licensing of these programmes)
If you are a commissioner or funder of self-management interventions of any type, we can be of assistance to you by:
QISMET certificates (approves) providers against its three Quality Standards. Certification, which is also sometimes called accreditation, lasts for three years.
If you would like to see who is currently certificated by us, and for what, please click on the link below.