Significant work has been undertaken over the past 18 months on revising the IQAS standards. The revised standards have been aligned with the PAS (Publicly Available Standards) 1616. The standards are available for public consultation in October 2018 for four weeks, aligning with the BSACI meeting.
The PAS is a nationally recognised standard owned and published by the British Standards Institute (BSI). It was created as a framework for clinical service accreditation schemes.
The proposed standards are available for download here and we welcome comments from anyone who would like to contribute. Please provide comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 16th November.
As these standard are based on BSI PAS 1616, certain parts of the document cannot be amended. However, all of the specialty specific information can be tailored.
To go alongside the standards, there is a document of Quality Metrics that underpin the standards. These are attached and open for public consultation until 5pm on Friday 16th November, please send comments to email@example.com
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone for taking the time to complete the census, which was run last May by the QPIDS scheme.
Both registered and non-registered services were invited to take part and we had a participation rate of 94% of specialist immunodeficiency services. This invaluable benchmark data has been developed through the support of UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network (UKPIN), into the attached report that shows the current position of immunology services in the UK
If you have not yet done so, complete your annual census.
The information you provide will help us to gain a picture of primary immunology care around the UK. But we cannot do this without your help.
Please complete your census as soon as possible.
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