THE Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering (MPACE) accreditation programme is to expand its remit to include clinical movement analysis.
The UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) has undertaken pilot assessments under the MPACE scheme in the areas of radiotherapy physics and clinical engineering against the requirements of BS70000.
Following discussions between the MPACE Technical Advisory Committee and the Clinical Movement Analysis Society (CMAS), UKAS is now looking to extend the pilot scheme into the field of clinical movement analysis.
UKAS would like to gauge the likely level of interest there may be from services that deliver clinical movement analysis. The level of interest will assist UKAS in determining the best way forward for a pilot assessment programme for this area. Feedback should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 January 2020. For more information, click here.
The MPACE scheme was developed at the request of NHS England and is supported by IPEM. UKAS accreditation provides confidence in the competence of an organisation to deliver reliable and safe services. The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust recently became the first NHS Trusts to receive accreditation to BS70000 following the successful completion of a two-year pilot assessment.
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