Launch of new liver service accreditation system

Posted on: 19th October 2017

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has launched its Improving Quality in Liver Services (IQILS) accreditation scheme at an event in London. The RCP welcomed delegates from liver services across the country as they learned about the work of IQILS, hearing from speakers from the scheme and the British Liver Trust.

The IQILS scheme enables liver services to:

  • adhere to professional standards of best practice
  • identify sub-optimal practice so it may be improved
  • receive independent validation that they satisfy standards of quality.

Vanessa Hebditch, Director of Communications and Policy at the Trust who spoke at the event said “There is an urgent need to improve the standard of care provided by liver services across the country. The Trust hopes that the new scheme will help achieve this by measuring services to improve the care patients receive irrespective of where they live and by ensuring centres provide patient-centred care.”

Liver services who wish to start working towards accreditation should sign up on the RCP website: here