'Our online type 2 diabetes education programme was accredited against the QIS2015 Quality Standard in December last year. Certification is vital for us because it provides reassurance to commissioners that we are delivering a quality product.
This is a rigorous process but the investment in time was definitely worth it. The self-assessment workbook ensured that we had all the necessary protocols and procedures in place ready for the audit visit, and the QISMET team were on hand to answer any questions and provide support.
The audit day went smoothly and our team appreciated the positive feedback and suggestions for further improvement.
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.