CHKS 2016 Standards for Health and Care Organisations

CHKS Health and Care standards

What are the standards?

These standards cover the core principles of healthcare delivery including patient safety, quality improvement, leadership, governance and effective management, developing staff and managing risk. Clients can develop bespoke packages of standards that reflect the individual services provided by their organisation, enabling them to focus specifically on services which may be of concern. Services across boundaries can also be assessed giving a view of patients and their pathway of care. 

The standards

Leadership and management
1: Leadership and service management
2: Quality and governance
3: Financial management
4: Human resources
5: Education and training
Risk and safety
6: Risk management
7: Health and safety
8: Fire safety
9: Waste management
10: Clinical risk management and patient safety
11: Management of medicines and pharmacy service
12: Resuscitation
13: Infection prevention and control
14: Management of medical equipment
15: Information technology and governance
Patient centred care
16: Patient pathway
17: Patient rights and needs
18: Information for patients
19: Clinical records
Facilities and site services
20: Access, environment and facilities management
21: Security
22: Catering
23: Housekeeping
24: Reception and administrative services
Service governance
25: Service governance
Specialist and clinical services
26: Ambulance service
27: Assisted conception
28: Blood transfusion
29: Cancer care
30: Chemotherapy
31: Children and young people’s cancer service
32: Children and young people’s hospice service
33: Clinical haematology
34: Critical care
35: Dementia care
36: Diagnostics
37: Emergency care
38: End of life care
39: Maternity
40: Mental health
41: Neonatal care
42: Operating theatres
43: Paediatrics and adolescence
44: Pathology
45: Radiotherapy
46: Radiotherapy physics
47: Termination of Pregnancy
Support and rehabilitation services
48: Addiction treatment service
49: Community teams
50: Complementary therapy
51: Day care
52: Hospice at home
53: Mortuary
54: Portering
55: Rehabilitation
56: Residential care
57: Retail
58: Social support
59: Supporting carers
60: Supportive housing
61: Transport
Discrete providers
62: Primary care services
63: Cruise ship medical centres

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