Measurement of uncertainty

Please select this link to download the joint ANS/BSCN document

Service Improvement and Development

ANS is committed to supporting Neurophysiology departments in the UK in their quest to achieve the standards required for accreditation.  This page has been created to provide a list of ideas and resources fulfil these aims.

Please visit the UKAS website that offers all the latest information about all the specialities involved in IQIPS and also has downloadable content (documents) that will offer advice for those who are interested in beginning the process.

Prepare for IQIPS Accreditation

UKAS holds regular one-day workshops designed to help organisations to prepare for assessment. These workshops are aimed at management and personnel of non-accredited physiological diagnostic services/providers who are considering applying for accreditation to the IQIPS standards. It includes practical exercises, covers a variety of topics and, most importantly, it provides a valuable opportunity for you to ask any questions.

What are the benefits?
This workshop provides services/providers with an overview of the concept of accreditation. It covers the key aspects associated with the accreditation process and provides service management and personnel preparing for accreditation and initial assessment with important information.

Workshop Programme

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Overview of UKAS and the IQIPS scheme
  • UKAS fee structure and payment schedule
  • Accreditation processes
  • Evidencing requirements
  • UKAS web-based assessment tool for IQIPS

Open forum and course conclusion


NHS England, NHS Improvement and Care Quality Commission’s position on Diagnostic Accreditation Schemes

Why Become Accredited?

Accredited Clinical Neurophysiology departments in the UK

  • Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Halifax
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
  • Link to updated list – contact ANS when your department is accredited

Traffic Light Ready?

The online traffic light ready tool is an interactive tool (single payment – refundable within 12 months – conditions apply) to gauge the progress your department has made towards compliance.