Does accreditation change how services are commissioned?
Healthcare services which are accredited provide commissioners and stakeholders with objective evidence that they:
- Have been independently assessed and are given detailed feedback
- Meet national quality standards
- Provide consistently high quality of care
- Constantly measure quality improvement
- Have a robust management tool to identify areas for improvement
- Provide value-for-money
- Are accountable
- Are transparent in how they deal with commissioners and patients
Accredited providers are confirming a commitment to quality improvement, risk mitigation, patient safety, as well as improving efficiency and accountability.
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