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.
"The quality of self management provision is key for individuals to know that they are getting a good service and for commissioners to know that they are getting value for money.
I welcome the establishment of QISMET which will develop standards and accreditation processes for self management education and training"
Miles Ayling, Director of Innovation and Service Improvement, Department of Health