Aintree’s Audiology Services have maintained its prestigious UKAS accreditation.
The accreditation, awarded by The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) which is endorsed by CQC, recognises facilities that provide a quality service.
Aintree was the first NHS Audiology Service to become UKAS accredited under the Improving Quality in Physiology Services (IQIPS) programme in 2013.
Tony Kay, Head of Audiology Services, said: “I am delighted that we have maintained our accreditation. Receiving this recognition after a rigorous peer review is testament to the hard work and dedication of the Audiology team and is a win for the whole of Aintree.”
UKAS recognise Aintree’s Audiology team is constantly working to develop and improve both clinical and patient-related outcomes.
With Tinnitus Awareness Week starting on Monday 5 February, the service hopes this achievement will draw attention to a hearing problem which affects roughly six million people in the UK.
Tony added: “Living with tinnitus is the opposite of suffering in silence, but we know that too many people think that nothing can be done to help them. This simply isn’t the case, our team can help make a difference.”
For more information on Tinnitus, visit: https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/