The standards

New IQAS standards launched for all allergy services

IQAS launched updated standards for allergy services in April 2019, for both general and specialised allergy services. The standards have been released alongside a set of clinical quality and workforce metrics census, to be captured annually.

The revised standards have been aligned with a nationally recognised standard owned and published by the British Standards Institute, which are specifically for clinical service accreditation programme. For a summary of the changes to the standards please see the IQAS standards update summary.

During extensive consultation on the standards, we received responses from a wide group of people, including services, allergists, immunologists, societies, dieticians, allergy regional networks and allergy services in devolved nations.

 The standards cover domains in 6 areas:

  • Patient experience
  • Service structure
  • Facilities
  • Quality and safety
  • Audit and research
  • Training and development

Who is eligible to register with IQAS and to work towards the standards?

The revised standards are for both general and specialised allergy services.


General allergy services

Food challenge tests

Drug challenge tests

Allergen-specific immunotherapy

Specialised allergy services

ü

ü

ü

ü

General allergy services

ü

Optional

Optional

Optional


Up until 1 October 2019, services can submit their self- assessments using the previous standards, available here.

If you have any questions about the IQAS standards, please contact the team on 0203 075 1508 or askiqas@rcplondon.ac.uk. 






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