"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
"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"