Allied Health Services

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Allied Health Services

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:

Allied Health

  • Audiology and Hearing Services
  • Dietetics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • 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

Consumer confidence

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.

Quality team

Educating and engaging a health service’s team in the process of quality improvement can build a culture of quality among staff.

Industry benchmark

Offers confidence to patients of the service delivery and care provided and can assist health services to meet regulatory requirements for funding incentives.

Quality improvement

Reflects a health service’s commitment to continuous quality improvements in systems, processes, policies, culture, risk management and staff management.

Enhanced services

Provides opportunities to identify areas for improvement and implement solutions to enhance patient care and service experiences.

How QIP supports organisations

Support
Accreditation Hub
AccreditationPro
Resources & Education
News & updates
Assessment Team
Celebrate
Connect
Support

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.

Accreditation Hub

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.

 

AccreditationPro

Access to AccreditationPro

QIP’s online self-assessment software – ‘AccreditationPro’ streamlines accreditation preparation by helping clients determine their organisation’s compliance with an applicable set of Standards

Resources & Education

Access to online resources and education

QbAY – QIP’s online resource and education library provides clients with access to a range of practical, informative and customisable resources to support organisations in complying with the relevant industry Standards

News & updates

Regular news and e-newsletters

QIP publishes an electronic e-newsletter distributed exclusively to our clients. Each publication keeps our clients up-to-date with industry and organisational news, as well as helpful tips relating to accreditation and the Standards. Specific e-bulletins are distributed if urgent accreditation updates are released, advising of any changes to processes, systems, Standards or evidence requirements.

Assessment Team

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.

Celebrate

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.

Connect

Become part of our online community

Join us on social media to celebrate organisation achievements made within the health, community and human services sectors and to be kept up-to-date with the latest industry news and events, including QIP and AGPAL updates.

We understand that your health service is unique.
Discuss your accreditation needs with us!