Accreditation

Quality in Primary Immunodeficiency Services Accreditation Scheme



Quality in Primary Immunodeficiency Services (QPIDS) is the clinical service accreditation scheme for primary immunodeficiency services in the UK and is run by the Royal College of Physicians. It provides primary immunodeficiency services with a supportive quality improvement and accreditation pathway and a robust quality assurance process.

For more information please visit the QPIDS website.



Consultant Immunologist 
Consultant Immunologist 
Update: August 2018

The QPIDS team at the Royal College of Physicians is led by Madeline Bano the programme manager and supported by Rumneet Ghumman the Project Coordinator and Alexia Constant the Administrator. For more information visit the meet the team page on our website: meet the team



UKPIN continues to provide expert clinical guidance to the scheme. Benefits of accreditation include service improvement and standardisation of practice. We will be pursuing enhanced payment for accredited services under the future national tariff for immunology. We have found that trusts have been very supportive towards services pursuing accreditation, including payment of the annual fee.



Thirty-three immunology centres have now registered for the QPIDS accreditation scheme. Training days for centres registered with the scheme and assessors have been held at the RCP.  If your service is registered but you feel you need more support achieving the standards or completing the webtool this training day is the ideal opportunity to find out more and get support from the RCP accreditation unit. Please contact Madeline Bano to discuss further (madeline.bano@rcplondon.ac.uk).

Even if you are not yet at the stage of achieving all of the standards, the aim of the web tool is to provide a framework to help services working towards accreditation and you will find the team at the RCP accreditation unit very supportive if you have problems in any particular areas https://www.qpids.org.uk/

Madeline Bano Programme Manager – IQAS & QPIDS
Claire Bethune  Clinical lead QPIDS