In September 2006, the College’s Lay Partnership Group launched the Patient Partnership Quality Mark (PPQM) as a component of the College’s Safety, Quality, Excellence initiative. The PPQM is awarded to clinics that demonstrate excellence in meeting patient expectations and 160 clinics currently hold the award. A second quality mark – the Clinical Management Quality Mark (CMQM) – was launched in 2008/9 to complement the PPQM.
The CMQM recognises excellence in terms of operating within a structured and managed clinical environment. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in a range of areas including: clinical audit, risk management, incident reporting, outcome measurement, patient satisfaction, emergency procedures and operational policy. Detailed guidance and a range of resources to support applicants are now provided (see above).
Call for applications The call for applications for the period 2024-2026 is now closed. The application form and Conditions of Award are available, for reference only, here.
The deadline for applications was Friday 3rd November 2023.
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