World Accreditation Day: Supporting the Delivery of Health and Social Care

World Accreditation Day: Supporting the Delivery of Health and Social Care

Tuesday June 9, 2015 marks the 7th World Accreditation Day, a global initiative established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to raise awareness of accreditation-related activities and its importance. This year focuses on the role of accreditation in supporting the delivery of health and social care.

Accreditation is an authoritative and impartial account that an organisation is performing its duties appropriately. Third-party accreditation is recognised around the world as the highest and most credible type of recognition a certification or inspection body can obtain. It is the symbol of assurance that you can count on to ensure your health facility is committed to providing the best quality health care under safe working conditions. Accreditation benefits regulators, health care providers, commissioners and referrers, and patients alike through managing risk, reducing costs, and imparting a level of trust.

World Accreditation Day will be celebrated across the world with the hosting of major national events, seminars, and press and media coverage, to communicate the value of accreditation to Government, Regulators and the leaders of the business community.

Examples of case studies and how assurance benefits health and social care can also be found on the newly published publicsectorassurance.org, a joint website that has been developed by ISO, ILAC, IAF, IIOC, and IEC to provide awareness of the benefits of accreditation.

For more information about World Accreditation Day and the benefits of accreditation in the health care sector please download the following brochure or contact [at] jas-anz.org (contact us).

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