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.
Having our education courses recognised and certificated adds a significant endorsement to what we do. It did involve a significant amount of work, especially as we had 3 programmes certificated by QISMET all at the same time, but actually it was a good opportunity to make sure our procedures were streamlined and could stand up to rigorous assessment.
We can therefore now remain confident that we are providing education services to the highest of our ability and are now recognised for that. Once all the paperwork from our end was completed the process of achieving certification was seamless and painless and the actual day of our site visit was plain sailing thanks to all the work that we did beforehand."
Consultant and Clinical Lead Diabetes and Endocrinology
Royal Bournemouth Hospital