We have received the UKAS accreditation for this year (2022), showing we continue to maintain our high standards for patients.
Audiology – Hearing Care at Torbay Hospital was the first service in the South West to receive the internationally recognised UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation in 2014 and have maintained this year on year. This is a standard of assurance and confidence to all users, including patients and commissioners, that the service they receive is compliant with the latest international standards of practice.
The accreditation covers a wide range of competences including consideration of the patient experience, efficient use of facilities and resources as well as ensuring excellent safety practices are embedded into the culture of the department.
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole body recognised by Government for the assessment and verification against international standards in both the private and public sectors. Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates an organisation’s competence, impartiality and capability.
Accreditation gives patients confidence by ensuring consistently high standards in the quality of services provided. UKAS accreditation provides independent and impartial recognition that the Audiology provider has objectively demonstrated their competence, as defined by the IQIPS (Improving Quality in Physiological Services) standards, to a team of trained assessors.
Accreditation gives the people using our Audiology services, the patients and their relatives, confidence in the diagnosis and care they receive.
Further information regarding Accreditation and Accredited Audiology Services, please visit www.ukas.com
- News release: Audiology department maintains UKAS accreditation (28 July 2021)
- News release: Audiology services in Torbay and South Devon receive full accreditation from national body (16 October 2018)