Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has retained the Information Standard from its external assessors, the Royal Society for Public Health.
This ensures that the Trust continues to provide high quality health and social care information.
Salisbury is one of only 11 hospital Trusts across the country that has been accredited with the Information Standard. As part of the assessment process the Trust had to demonstrate that it continues to have the necessary processes and systems to ensure information meets the rigorous quality criteria, so that it can carry the Information Standard quality mark.
Katrina Glaister, Quality Directorate Facilitator said: "
Ms Glaister added: "This is really good news for our patients, as it shows that we have systems and approval processes in place to ensure that our patient information is evidence based, accurate, reader friendly and conforms to all elements of the Information Standard."
There are more than 50,000 organisations producing health and social care information in England. Any of these can apply to join the scheme and become certified, whether they are a public sector organisation (NHS or local authority), a voluntary sector organisation, or a commercial company.
The Trust received its first accreditation in December 2009
For further information please contact:
Public Relations Manager,
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 01722 425170.
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8BJ
T: 01722 336262 E: CustomerCare@salisbury.nhs.uk
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