Our Healthcare Quality Standards

We have been at the forefront of developing and implementing accreditation systems for health and care facilities for over 25 years.  These standards cover the core principles of healthcare delivery including patient safety, quality improvement, leadership, governance and effective management, developing staff and managing risk.

The CHKS library of standards includes:

  • Leadership and management
  • Risk and safety
  • Patient focused care
  • Facilities and site services
  • Service governance
  • Specialist and clinical services
  • Support and rehabilitation services

Clients have the opportunity to develop bespoke packages of standards that reflect the individual services provided by their organisation.

A full list of the library of standards can be found here.

CHKS Standards 2019

Our programme of updating continues and in 2018 the following standards were reviewed:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Resuscitation
  • Management of Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Patient Pathway
  • Patient Rights and Needs
  • Cancer Care
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy Physics
  • Primary Care Services

In addition, five new standards have been developed for:

  • Public Health Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • School Health Services
  • Centres of Reference

Standards for revision in 2019

  • Cruise Ship Medicine
  • Maternity
  • Neonatal care
  • Infection control
  • Diagnostics
  • Addiction treatment
  • Supportive housing
  • Critical care
  • Catering
  • Housekeeping
  • Pathology
  • Information for patients
  • Dementia care

We continually seek external professional input into the standards development process. If you are interested in getting involved, please email jrayner@chks.co.uk for more information.

Our standards

The CHKS Health and Care Standards apply to a great range of providers of health and care services including, but not limited to:  acute hospitals, care homes, hospices, oncology centres, radiotherapy and radiotherapy physics departments, addiction treatment centres, mental health providers, providers of primary care services and cruise ship medicine services.