QIP and Retirement Villages
Established in 2000, Quality in Practice (QIP) is a leading provider of accreditation services to the health and human services markets and professions including diagnostic imaging, dentistry, physiotherapy, other government regulated health services and retirement villages.
Accreditation is independent recognition that an organisation, program or activity meets the requirements of defined criteria or standards. It is a proven method to measure, improve and benchmark performance over time to advance quality providing assurance for owners, managers, staff, funding bodies and consumers.
QIP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), the preferred accreditation provider of the majority of accredited general practices in Australia.
QIP is committed to providing a simple and effective accreditation and certification program consistent with international best practice. Accreditation is our core business.
Profession and Industry Engagement
We deliver accreditation based on the philosophy of profession and industry engagement.
QIP is currently experiencing significant expansion; we have recently commenced accreditation programs for dentistry, retirement villages and physiotherapy.
Our approach to providing accreditation and certification services is founded on six principles:
As an accreditation body we provide our clients with:
- A continually improving accreditation product
- Supportive Client Service Consultants
- Leadership in quality
- Industry relevance through regular engagement with peak bodies
- Representation in advocacy with:
- the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and
- the International Society for Quality Health Care (ISQua).
Our growth over the past ten years is based on our reputation for designing and delivering quality accreditation programs, our genuine passion for continuous quality improvement, and the successful partnerships we have developed with the following industry organisations:
- The Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association
- The Australian Dental Association
- Leading Aged Services Australia - Queensland, and
- The Australian Physiotherapy Association.
These partnerships are testimony to our consultative and honest approach to doing business and our innovation in developing uncomplicated quality accreditation programs which meet the unique needs of each of these health and human services markets.
Consistent with our commitment to quality and accreditation, QIP is accredited by the ISQua. As an accredited organisation we participate in self-assessment and external evaluation on a regular basis, ensuring our approach to the provision of accreditation and certification services is consistent with international best practice.