These courses have been locally written and achieved the original Quality Institute for Self Management Education & Training (QISMET) accreditation in 2018. QISMET is a nationally recognised set of quality standards about “defining good practice in self-management education, and testing and approving providers against these Standards.”
Jane Maskell, Clinical Lead for Community Diabetes Service, said:
“Every 3 years these courses are reassessed against revised quality standards and I am very pleased to share the successful reaccreditation of both our patient education course for Type 2 diabetes from Sept 2021.
“The team have been able to build on solid foundations and credit must go to all the clinical teams involved. I would like to say a special thanks to the steering group involved with this, Leanne Dunkley, community diabetes specialist nurse and Angela Hargreaves, Dietetic Team Leader for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Oxford University Hospital (OUH) and Rebecca Hill, Diabetes Dietitian at OUH)”
The feedback from the QISMET auditor, Suzanne Lucas, said:
“There is a committed, passionate, knowledgeable team in place. They demonstrated their flexibility, facilitation skills, team working, understanding of the programme’s philosophy and content and they are clearly a competent and confident team.
“When I spoke to the team, they all stated how much they enjoyed delivering the courses and how the very positive evaluations and appreciation from the patients made it very satisfying and worthwhile.”
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Published: 2 December 2021