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East Cheshire NHS Trust’s audiology service achieves quality accreditation

24 January 2024

Aud Team Macc.JPGEast Cheshire NHS Trust’s audiology service has been recognised for their high standard of care after receiving UKAS accreditation via the IQIPS (Improving Quality in Physiological Services) standard.

The accreditation recognises quality clinical care and management across five domains – Leadership and Management, Clinical, Patient Experience, Safety and Risk Management, and Facilities and Resources.

This means that adults, children, young people and their families can be assured that they are receiving high quality care with the Trust.

The Trust’s audiology service provides both adults and children with a range of support with all types of hearing loss at both Macclesfield District General Hospital and Macclesfield Health Hub.

Audiology Clinical Lead for East Cheshire NHS Trust, Robert Johnson said: “We have always strived to provide a first-class service to all the patients and their families and it is fantastic that this accreditation is proving the excellence we’re committed to.”

“This achievement follows a great deal of hard work and is testament to the team’s commitment to continual improvement and providing confidence to the adults, children and families using our services.”

Aud Health Hub Team.JPGThe accreditation is managed and delivered by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) and covers eight Physiological Science disciplines. The external assessors check that the service can demonstrate that it can consistently follow current evidence based scientific practice, guidance and protocols.

UKAS also look at quality measures in the department, the environment in which the Audiology teamwork, and how governance is supported by structures in the Trust.


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Top right: Audiology staff based at Macclesfield District General Hospital
Bottom left: Audiology staff based at the Macclesfield Health Hub

Notes for editors

  • For further information about East Cheshire NHS Trust, contact the Trust press office on 01625 663935. For urgent, out-of-hours enquiries, please call 07748 384745.
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust is the main provider of acute and community health services for people across East Cheshire. The Trust is based at Macclesfield District General Hospital, and also manages Congleton War Memorial Hospital and Knutsford and District Community Hospital.
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  • East Cheshire NHS Charity goes above and beyond standard Government funding to make your local NHS that extra special. From supporting staff health and wellbeing to providing toys to brighten up our young patients’ days to making long stay patients feel more at home – our mission is to make a visible difference. You can make a donation to the charity on JustGiving here