We have found the process of QISMET certification against quality standard QIS2015 to be rigorous and of value. It guided us through the process of needs assessment, research, user testing and development of our epilepsy support product.
We now feel confident that we have developed ‘Epilepsy and you’ (an online self-management programme for adults with epilepsy) properly, thanks to positive feedback from the QISMET assessor about our evidence review and co-production.
We hope that the quality mark that QISMET provides will give learners and commissioners faith in our product. We are very proud to have met the standards and to be able to display the QISMET logo.
"I welcome the timely development of the Diabetes Self Management Education Standard by QISMET. Although developed around Diabetes, I believe it is applicable to all long term condition education programmes. I recommend that those involved in commissioning and provision of education seriously consider the benefits of providers seeking QISMET certification against the DSME standard"