What is QISMET?

QISMET (Quality Institute for Self Management Education and Training) is an independent body created in 2008 as a result of the shared recognition of self-management provider organisations (statutory, voluntary and third sector alike) that a good quality benchmark for quality assurance is essential to secure the quality and consistency of service provision across England.  This required agreed best practice standards and a  certification/approval process, both of which QISMET provides

QISMET aims in detail

QISMET has been set up as an independent and values-driven organisation that will:

  • Develop and manage standards and certification processes for a range of self-management education and training services
  • Support self-management education and training providers to build capacity and expertise for continuous improvement
  • Provide expert  consultancy support for organisations in the sector
  • Promote the involvement of people living with long-term conditions, professionals and organisations, in the development and implementation of self-management education and training