Accreditation
  • ISO/IEC 15189
  • ISO/IEC 22870

POCT accreditation

Safeguarding patients and ensuring consistently high quality services and the reliability of test results.

ISO 22870:2006 gives specific requirements to Point of Care Testing when carried out in hospitals, clinics and by healthcare organisations offering ambulatory care.

Accreditation is a tool that can be used by Commissioners, patients and providers to support informed and effective decision-making, good governance and public
confidence by:

  • Providing independent assurance of quality and safety that supports objectives to deliver better care and value for patients
  • Providing a mechanism for measuring quality improvement and encouraging innovation through continuous service improvements
  • Supporting consistency in the quality of care with reliable outcomes

ISO 22870:2006 is intended to be used in conjunction with ISO 15189:2012 so POCT providers must also be accredited to this standard.