Quality Management and Service Accreditation in Physiological Measurement
Event Information
Dates: 10/10/2023, 09:00 - 10/10/2023, 17:00
Venue: Kanaris Theatre, Manchester Museum
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Quality Management and Service Accreditation in Physiological Measurement

Following a successful webinar on the same topic in January 2023 the PM SIG are hosting an in-person meeting which will aim to further discuss and answer some of the questions and concerns raised there around Quality Management Systems, such as implementation and required resources.

Organised by IPEM's Physiological Measurement Special Interest Group

In the UK, Physiological measurement units (PMUs) exist in most NHS hospitals. In the drive to improve patient safety and quality of care, there is likely to be a move towards mandatory accreditation of PMUs and staff by regulatory bodies such as UKAS, the National Accreditation Body for the United Kingdom.

This will be done through implementation of Quality Management Systems such as the IQIPS or MPACE schemes, both provided by UKAS. IQIPS is specific to physiological measurement and provides accreditation for PMUs and their staff covering all 8 physiological measurement disciplines. MPACE is wider ranging, covering other fields of clinical physics and engineering, and is assessed against the British Standards Institute BS 70000.

This one day in person event will endeavour to bring together healthcare workers and service managers in physiological measurement services to discuss the questions and concerns around implementing such schemes and the cost / resources required for this, and to maintain them.  

Organised by IPEM's Physiological Measurement Special Interest Group and with representatives from UKAS in attendance to discuss the different accreditation schemes we are encouraging interested parties who are experiences of implementing these schemes to submit an Abstract (Case study of experience).

It is proposed that the day will include interactive sessions, presentations from people who have gone through the accreditation process and a panel discussion.

Late Breaking Abstracts - Case Study of Experience
Abstract and Case Study of Experience submissions are now closed.

A high-level draft programme is available to view here.


We are pleased to confirm that UKAS will be exhibiting at this event. Links to exhibitor webpages can be found here.

This in-person event will be held in the Kanaris Theatre at the Manchester Museum, M13 9PL. 

Registration is now open for this event. Please follow the instructions on the 'Book Now' button.

Invoice bookings deadline: Tuesday 26th September.
Online card payments will continue to be accepted after this date.

Registration fees:
IPEM member  £175
IPEM member retired/non-salaried   £100
Non-member   £226

If you have any queries, please email the IPEM conference team or tel: 01904 550598.