Allied and specialised health services play a key role in the delivery of safe and quality focused care across Australia’s healthcare system. To support allied and specialised health services to achieve and maintain minimum standards of safety and quality, increase consumer confidence and trust, and enhance business efficiencies, QIP offers a number of tailored accreditation solutions.
QIP provides accreditation for a variety of allied and specialised health service providers across Australia to reassure patients and consumers of their high standards of safety and quality. All hospitals, day procedure services, most public dental services across Australia, and licensed cosmetic medical and surgical facilities in New South Wales are required to be accredited.
QIP accredits across a wide spectrum of allied and specialised health services.
These services include, but are not limited to:
- Audiology and Hearing Services
- Optometry and Ophthalmology
- Physiotherapy and Podiatry
- Dietetics Practices
- Osteopathy Services
- Rehabilitation and Physical or Occupational Therapy programs
- Speech Pathology, and more.
Specialised Health Services
- Cancer Screening
- Community Nursing
- Community Rehabilitation
- Bush Nursing
- Wound care, and more.
Benefits of accreditation
Reassures patients and the local community of a health services’ commitment to deliver quality-focused services and care.
Reduce business risk
Allows for ongoing review, monitoring & improvement of systems, processes & culture; enabling risk management & mitigation.
Educating and engaging a health service’s team in the process of quality improvement can build a culture of quality among staff.
Offers confidence to patients of the service delivery and care provided and can assist health services to meet regulatory requirements for funding incentives.
Reflects a health service’s commitment to continuous quality improvements in systems, processes, policies, culture, risk management and staff management.
Provides opportunities to identify areas for improvement and implement solutions to enhance patient care and service experiences.
How QIP supports organisations
Dedicated and personalised support
QIP Client Liaison team - QIP has a team of professionally trained Client Liaison Officers on hand to answer any questions clients may have about accreditation. With expert knowledge of the Standards, evidence requirements and the self-assessment process, QIP’s Client Liaison Officers are dedicated to providing clients with on-going support throughout their accreditation cycle.
QIP’s accreditation hub
The QIP accreditation hub is an online platform tailored to each client’s individual accreditation timelines and framework requirements. It includes a personalised action plan, a resource library and a number of other features to support clients throughout their accreditation journey.
Access to AccreditationPro
QIP’s online self-assessment software, known as AccreditationPro, streamlines accreditation preparation by helping clients determine their organisation’s compliance with an applicable set of Standards.
Access to online resources and education
QIP’s online Education and Resource Library, provides clients with access to a range of practical, informative and customisable resources to support organisations in complying with the relevant industry Standards.
Regular news and e-newsletters
Stay up-to-date with industry and organisational news, helpful tips and your standards information with QIP communications including periodical e-newsletters advising of any changes to processes, systems, standards or evidence requirements are released.
Highly trained assessment teams
QIP’s Assessors are highly trained and qualified peer assessors who work across the Australian health, community and human services sectors. Our team will share their knowledge and support organisations through the accreditation assessment.
Celebrating the achievement of accreditation
Achieving QIP accreditation takes dedication, team work and a commitment to continuous quality improvement. When organisations achieve their accredited, certificated or verified status, they are provided with their own 'Promotional Toolkit' filled with a number of materials to celebrate and promote this achievement. The QIP Accredited Symbol is one way consumers and local community can be reassured that an organisation has been recognised for their commitment to delivering a safe and quality-focused service.