"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"
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