Accreditation helps clinical services become better organised to achieve change and reduce variation, and improve value. It provides motivation, recognition and reward. The CQC is using information from accreditation to inform its inspections and has indicated it would like to see more widespread accreditation of clinical services.
The Clinical Services Accreditation Alliance (CSAA) is a collection of colleges, professional bodies, regulators, commissioners and patients who have come together to standardise and improve the quality of healthcare service accreditation, ensuring accreditation is patient focused, leads to improvements in standards of care. They have developed a strategic approach to accrediting clinical services to bring consistency, leverage an integrated approach to care and to reduce burden and costs.
This webinar describes the methodology, potential benefits of accreditation and indicate why MSK is perfectly placed to be an early adopter.