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Two healthcare providers awarded the Quality Mark

Friday, 07 December 2018 13:50

Image: First Community Health and Care Surrey.It’s been a successful week for healthcare providers in the South East of England, with two bodies being handed the Skills for Health Quality Mark.

First Community Health and Care Surrey, who provide community health services across Surrey and Sussex including community nursing, specialist services and child health, were awarded the Quality Mark for the first time this week.

The organisation’s key values are first rate people, first rate care and first-rate value. They believe education, learning and development are fundamental in enabling the first of these to deliver the other two values.

Mel Dawson, who is Head of Learning and Development, said: “We are over the moon about the outcome of the assessment and look forward to sharing this good news within our organisation and our community partners.”

The Skills for Health report found that “First Community Health and Care have a clear passion to deliver high quality care for its patients, backed up by a caring, qualified team of employees at all levels, to implement the values and behaviours expected.”

Also in the South East, is the Education and Training Department at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust who have achieved the Quality Mark.

The Quality Mark has been awarded for the education and training programmes that the team provides to colleagues.

Lucy Scragg is Deputy Chief Nurse at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. She said: “This is great news as the team delivers training across the Trust and externally as well - the quality mark endorses the quality of training we provide. Knowing that our standards of delivery are of a high quality is important for our colleagues and patients.”

“Congratulations and thank you to our Education and Training Department and all those who have supported the application to Skills for Health. The Quality Mark is awarded in recognition of the high-quality delivery of education and training to our colleagues.”

The Quality Mark, issued by Skills for Health, is the only standard for the UK’s health sector, and recognises superior delivery of learning and training. It highlights which employers and training providers are delivering world-class training.