We understand what good looks like and will show you how to achieve it.

Our quality improvement tools and services ensure your organisation is delivering the safest, highest quality care to patients and service users.

As a ‘CQC Official Information Source’, our accreditation programmes provide formal evidence for your CQC inspection and demonstrate your commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Read on to find out how.

Healthcare quality standards

We have been developing healthcare standards for over 25 years. We understand that service excellence depends on creating an ethos of continual learning, staff engagement and standardisation.

Our quality standards have been successfully implemented around the world in all care settings from hospitals to hospices and from addiction treatment centres to GP practices.

By following the patient pathway from referral to treatment and discharge, we enable you to assess and improve your organisation capability, people, process and patient focus against world-class healthcare standards.

Find out which standards could help your organisation deliver better, safer health and care services

Accreditation programmes

Accreditation not only provides assurance to your stakeholders, it offers a practical framework for continuous improvement and sustainable quality.

We use our internationally recognised healthcare standards to assess quality in your organisation and create a prioritised improvement plan. On successful completion you will be awarded CHKS accreditation and ISO9001 certification.

Supported by dedicated quality managers and assessed by our independent team of clinical and health management professionals, our accreditation programmes provide a highly effective tool for driving up quality, safety and a positive patient experience.

Organisations accredited by CHKS

Organisations ISO certified by CHKS

Our quality promise to you

You need complete confidence that the accreditation provider assessing quality in your organisation has the right skills, knowledge and capability. We are accredited by UKAS to ISO17021:2011 and can award ISO 9001 certification to healthcare organisations.


We have also achieved accreditation to ISQua standards for our organisation, our surveyor training and selection programme and our latest standards.


CHKS’s activity does not constitute an accreditation within the meaning of Article 2 (10) of Regulation (EC) NO. 765 / 2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008. CHKS bases its evaluation of bodies and standards exclusively on privately set and published standards, and they do not comprise an assessment or accreditation by public authorities.

Did you know?

More and more organisations are using decision support technology to deliver high quality health and care services in the right place at the right time.