Supporting the Self-Management sector to achieve excellent quality

QISMET is an independent body developed to support self-management providers and commissioners to achieve the highest possible quality service for people living with long-term health conditions.

The number and range of self management programmes continue to grow. Currently there are no common quality standards for providers and commissioners to work to.

It is vital that users of such services and people commissioning them can have confidence that programmes are of high quality. Poorly designed and implemented self management services have the potential to cause significant harm to peoples wellbeing- particularly those with more than one long term condition and those who are struggling to cope.

QISMET certification and registration ensures providers are working to standards developed and produced with the provider community, Department of Health, commissioners and people with long term health conditions themselves.