QIP and the Australasian Podiatry Council (APODC) and have worked in collaboration to develop the Podiatry Practice Accreditation Program.
The program is contemporary, responsive to the needs of the podiatry profession and provides a sound evidence-based approach to accreditation. It focuses on the six National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards applicable to podiatrists.
QIP is one of a few select organisations approved by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) to provide NSQHS Standards accreditation.
Assessment against the NSQHS Standards improves the quality of health service provision in Australia while providing a consistent statement of the level of care consumers should be able to expect from health service organisations.
In 2014 and 2015, QIP engaged several podiatry practices in a pilot program to ensure the accreditation process, resources and evidence requirements were reflective and aligned to the needs of the profession. Feedback gathered during this process has helped shape the program.
Why choose QIP?
QIP can best support your organisation the accreditation journey and ensure accreditation is a positive experience by providing:
- A streamlined and web-based approach that reduces the time and effort to achieve accreditation
- A dedicated Client Liaison Officer
- Access to a wide range of educational resources, at no additional cost
- Access to an online, user-friendly self-assessment tool – AccreditationPro, and
- Cost-effective accreditation against the NSQHS Standards.
Podiatry practices accredited by QIP are encouraged to promote their achievement of accreditation through use of the Approved Accredited Symbol.
QIP’s fees are clearly articulated ensuring that you know exactly how much accreditation will cost. Fees are payable only once during the relevant accreditation cycle.
We do not charge:
- Any membership or application fees
- Hourly fees or additional costs, or
- Annual fees.
Your organisation is invited to contact us for a customised quote to be accredited against the NSQHS Standards.