Accreditation for community mental health services (ACOMHS)
The accreditation programme works with staff to assure and improve the quality of community mental health services for people with mental health problems, and their carers.
It engages staff in a comprehensive process of review, through which good practice and high quality care are recognised, and teams receive support to identify and address areas for improvement.
Involving service users and carers in this programme is a priority, and people with first hand experience of using community mental health services have been encouraged to get involved in all stages of the development process.
Accreditation assures staff, service users and carers, commissioners and regulators of the quality of the service being provided.