'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.
"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"