Oncology services at Yeovil Hospital have been accredited by the independent Comparative Health Knowledge System (CHKS). This means its processes and standards meet internationally-recognised best practice, legislation and regulatory requirements.


Accreditation by CHKS provides a framework for quality assurance and quality improvement. Taking part in the process of accreditation helps organisations compare their services against recognised quality standards and identify ways to improve further.


Using an online system CHKS records information about the way an organisation works and uses this to monitor the effectiveness, quality and safety of services. This is then followed up with a visit and assessment from the CHKS external team of surveyors.


In their comprehensive report, particularly praise was made of Yeovil’s leadership, patient care, and staff focus. ‘Within the unit there is a clear family feeling amongst the staff where they care and support one another, regardless of their position.’ commented the assessors.


Moyra Amess, Associate Director, Assurance and Accreditation, CHKS said: “The accreditation process requires dedication and commitment. Every organisation we make this award to has proved to our external assessors that its standards and process meet international best practice standards. This is a significant achievement.”

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