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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Elder-Friendly Quality Mark

Our Quality Mark for Elder-Friendly Hospital Wards is a subscription-based quality-improvement programme for individual wards in acute and community hospitals.

By getting involved you can:

  • Engage patients, ward staff, hospital management and governors in assessing the quality of care provided
  • Receive training in Person, Interaction and Environment observations of care
  • Identify areas of achievement and improvement to enable action planning
  • Encourage team reflection
  • Get awarded and recognised for achievements
  • Achieve a continuous focus on improvement to quality of care for older people

National Report

We are pleased to announce that we have released our first National Report. Please find out more about the report.



Data entry

Submit your data for the current cycle.




Background and Getting Involved

Find out more about our Quality Mark and how you can get involved .


Preparing for the exam 

Structure and Process

Find out about who we collect data from, how we assess it and the tools available .


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Latest News

Catch up on the latest news about our Quality Mark.



Achieving the Award

Find out which Wards have achieved the Quality Mark.



Contact Us 

Get in touch with the team



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