Information for commissioners

We support your work as a commissioner by:

Assuring you, and your public, of the quality of services you commission

If we accredit a service you commission, you can be assured it’s a high-quality service with effective treatments, and it has positive feedback from people who use it. 

Helping your services improve quality of care

We review psychological therapies services thoroughly against our standards. We identify areas of good practice as well as areas for improvement, and help services to work on problem areas. We use a peer review model, which means good practice is shared across the UK. 

Providing free training and conferences for staff

We hold annual conferences to share good practice, and encourage staff to visit other services in our network as peers. Both these opportunities, as well as other network activities, are free for our members. 

Helping services through CQC inspection

APPTS is a recognised information source for the CQC, which means the CQC considers our reviews to be robust enough to use as information for their inspections. 

Being reviewed by us also helps services to prepare for their own inspection.  

Encouraging your services to join APPTS

We would like to encourage you as a commissioner to speak to your local therapy services about the programme. 

Contact us for more information. 



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