Jaclyn Christie Holistic Podiatry & Wellness Centre has been recognised for the quality and safety of their service with the award of accreditation by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP). Jaclyn Christie Holistic Podiatry & Wellness Centre is one of the first podiatry practices in Australia to be accredited by QIP against the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards applicable to the profession.
QIP is Australia’s most comprehensive not-for-profit accreditation organisation, dedicated to delivering accreditation and support services to a diverse range of organisations including podiatry practices, optometry practices, physiotherapy practices, diagnostic imaging services, dental practices and a wide range of community services.
In an industry first, the Podiatry Practice Accreditation Program provides the opportunity for Australian podiatry practices to be recognised for complying with industry standards, prove their commitment to quality improvement, reduce clinical risk and streamline service processes through the achievement of accreditation.
Jaclyn Christie Holistic Podiatry & Wellness Centre volunteered to participate in the pilot program, inputting into the refinement of policies, evidence requirements and procedures to ensure the Podiatry Practice Accreditation Program was reflective of the profession prior to its launch.
“Having undertaken the pilot program, the reward of accreditation is a major achievement and a clear demonstration that Jaclyn Christie Holistic Podiatry & Wellness Centre is committed to providing their clients with access to high quality health services. Jaclyn Christie Holistic Podiatry & Wellness Centre can be proud of their dedication and teamwork which has led to their recognition of being one of the first Australian Podiatry Practices to be accredited against the NSQHS Standards” Mr Gary Smith, Chair of QIP, said today.
“Striving to continually improve how you support your patients to get the best health outcomes should be commended, and QIP congratulates Jaclyn Christie Holistic Podiatry & Wellness Centre on reaching this benchmark”, he said.
To achieve an endorsement of accreditation, Jaclyn Christie Holistic Podiatry & Wellness Centre has demonstrated that they meet all applicable requirements of the NSQHS Standards.
Jaclyn Christie said that accreditation was attained through a commitment to improving services and patient safety outcomes and communication amongst staff members.
“Staff in our practices played a valuable role in ensuring we met the Standards. The recognition of working in an accredited practice gives our dedicated staff a feeling of accomplishment and pride. Jaclyn Christie Holistic Podiatry & Wellness Centre are proud to be one of the first to lead the profession with accreditation and proud to display the QIP accredited symbol at our practice.”