"I welcome the timely development of Self Management Education Standards by QISMET. Although developed around diabetes, I believe they are 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 accreditation against the Standards"
We have a clear and easy to follow process for helping you to achieve QISMET accreditation and are here to support you every step of the way.
Please note that during the pandemic all accreditation work is being undertaken remotely. Please contact us to discuss how best we can do this.
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.
"We have just updated our PDAC workbook and I thought this another opportunity for the Peterborough Diabetes Team to express its gratitude to you for the QISMET review that you conducted last year. Your visit was a phenomenal shot in the arm for us, not just because we gained accreditation but also we got considerable satisfaction from updating all the policies and lesson plans. The whole process of our pre-visit preparation and then discussion with you re-invigorated us.
We were encouraged to look at new ways of delivering education to different groups, in particular to young people. Our PDAC education development meetings are now much more structured and focused. We have changed delivery of certain sections to make them more patient friendly and changed the timing of the course. We have developed a new version of PDAC called PDAC bites specifically for young people which is a short course for those reluctant to attend the full programme.
Thank you again and we look forward to your next visit."
Peterborough Specialist Diabetes Team