We’re pleased to announce that we are aiming to restart accreditation assessments in September. This means that services can submit their self-assessment from 1 July, ready for an assessment from September. For the remainder of 2020, to reduce risk to members of the public, lay assessors will not be present on site though will play a crucial role in the assessment remotely. We are adapting the assessments so that some parts can be carried out remotely and through video communication. However, we know how important it is to physically be on site to review the environment and meet the senior team and so some other parts of the assessment will aim to continue as normal, with the remaining assessors on site for a shorter day.
We will be arranging remote training sessions and coaching support for assessors in summer and providing more detailed information to services who request an assessment, so we can work through the practicalities with them.
If you are part of a service that is ready for an assessment, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can explain more about the process.
All allergy and immunology services in the United Kingdom are invited to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire. This has been designed to obtain information about service provision to inform any guidance for service recovery as the pandemic progresses.
This is a collaborative piece of work from the Improving Quality in Allergy Services (IQAS) and Quality Improvement in Primary Immunodeficiency Services (QPIDS) accreditation programmes and The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network (UKPIN).
Services have until Tuesday 9 June 2020 to complete the questionnaire. All services that complete the questionnaire will receive a report of the results and the non-identifiable data will be made available on the IQAS and QPIDS websites.
If you have any questions or do not have access to the questionnaire, please email the Royal College of Physicians Accreditation Unit at email@example.com.
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