A typical service with one site will be charged an annual fee as follows:
Single scheme sign-up - £2,500 per annum, per scheme.
Dual scheme sign-up - £2,300 per annum, per scheme.
Organisations that sign up to the IQAS and QPIDS schemes (www.iqas.org.uk; www.qpids.org.uk) at the same time will pay a discounted rate of £2,300 per annum, per scheme. Signing up for both schemes at the same time will mean a saving of £400 per annum, which is a total saving of £2,000 over five years.
Once a service has registered, it will be provided with confirmation of the fees applicable. The annual fee is inclusive of all costs arising from the normal course of assessment and accreditation, and services should read the terms and conditions which are applicable when registering. If any additional costs are applicable to a service then we will undertake to provide a minimum of 90 days' notice of this.
Why are the annual fees the same each year, when I don’t receive a full assessment in stage three?
The annual fees cover the cost of accreditation, including assessment, over the course of five years and is paid in annual installments.
What does the annual fee include?
The annual fee includes attendance for one person at the "How to Prepare for Accreditation" training days, access to the webtool and website including the self-assessment tool and the action planning tool, and access to the knowledge management system, which will contain examples of best practice from across accredited services.
The scheme runs regular training days for services, and it is a requirement for gaining accreditation that one person from each service should attend. The price for one delegate is included in the fees paid with additional delegates attending at a cost of £175 plus VAT per delegate. For more information and to register for a training day please click here.
The standard payment terms are thirty days from receipt of invoice, as per the standard terms of the Royal College of Physicians.
All fees are quoted exclusive of VAT, which is applicable at current rates.