41473 - Health Services (Answered)

Dr Sarah Wollaston
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England has met the key deliverable in the 2014-15 NHS England business plan to ensure that more than 70 per cent of all scientific and diagnostic services are part of accreditation programmes.

George Freeman

The measurement of scientific and diagnostic services was more complex than originally envisaged which meant that the 70% target for these services to be part of an accreditation programme was difficult to quantify. NHS England continues to lead a programme of work to increase the number of scientific and diagnostic services that are part of accreditation programmes and demonstrate robust quality assurance measures.