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
"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