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2016_At_A_Glance

2016 IAP Activity Report

Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Health and Social Care Standards, 4th Edition V1.2

These Principles have been developed as statements of outcomes that are necessary for the development of standards with the aim of patient safety, continuous quality improvement and patient/service user focused care. They are supported by criteria that are the measurable components of the Principles. The criteria indicate the key structures, processes and outcomes necessary for the achievement of the Principles.

Guidelines and Standards for External Evaluation Organisations, 4th Edition V1.2

These Standards have been developed as statements of outcomes that are necessary for the provision of excellent evaluation services. They are supported by criteria that are the measurable components of the Standards. The criteria indicate the key structures, processes and outcomes necessary for the achievement of the Standards.

Guidelines and Standards for Surveyor Training Programmes 3rd Edition

Guidance on Designing Healthcare External Evaluation Programmes including Accreditation

The Guidance on Designing Healthcare External Evaluation Programmes including Accreditation was officially launched on 5th October 2015 during ISQua's 32nd International Conference. This Guidance is designed as an aid for all of those who want to improve the quality and safety of healthcare in their country, region or speciality - including governments and policy makers; funding and development agencies; international aid agencies; government agencies; and other groups and organisations operating at a national or regional level.

IAP-I-12 Terms and Conditions

Includes information on Participation Policy / IAP Participant's Entitlements / IAP Participant's Responsibilities / ISQua Accreditation / Dispute Resolution / Confidentiality and Privacy

Introduction to the IAP

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) launched its International Accreditation Programme (IAP) in 1999. The IAP provides a peer review accreditation framework for: National health care evaluation organisations / Service specific external evaluation bodies / Health and Social Care standards / Surveyor training programmes

Health systems and their sustainability

To further develop the strategic priority focused on Innovation the Board established a sub committee, the Innovation and Systems Change Working Group (I&SCWG). The first task of the I&SCWG was to identify an emerging issue in healthcare for which the group could add value. During 2015 the group decided to focus on the global issue of ageing populations and the increasing pressure worldwide on healthcare systems which is transforming the nature of care needed. Healthcare systems must continuously innovate and adapt if they are to meet the challenge of delivering safer, better care to more complex patients within limited healthcare budgets into the future. In October 2015 a one day seminar was held in Doha, Qatar where representatives from sixteen countries shared their vision, diagnosis and further challenges to address their ageing populations. An Editorial based on the discussions held in Doha was published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care in March 2016.

2015 IAP Activity Report

2014 IAP Annual Report