Gold Accreditation awards for Manchester CRF at MRI and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) and at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) recently received Gold Accreditation status.
The Accreditation process is part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust’s assurance mechanism for ensuring high quality care and the best patient experience. The process is underpinned by the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Healthcare Professionals’ Strategy. It involves reviewing a series of defined standards and metrics within wards and departments across Hospitals and Managed Clinical Services culminating in each area being awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold result.
As a part of the Accreditation process, teams are assessed on their continuous quality improvement work-streams to ensure that as a team they are continually reviewing and improving patient experience. This is evaluated through the knowledge and use of the Improving Quality Programme (IQP), which is an embedded methodology for continuous Quality Improvement (QI) across the Trust.
Manchester CRF at MRI will receive full feedback shortly while feedback from the assessment of Manchester CRF at RMCH’s second Gold Accreditation award included the following:
- Fantastic environment with clear thought to the population
- Supportive team and clear lines of communication
- Administration of medicines process showed clear consideration for safety and Trust process