Code of practice
Community Equipment Solutions, established by Brian Donnelly, is the pioneer of National Minimum Standards for community equipment services having researched and developed a challenging, comprehensive, independent paper on the need for national standards.
As a result of this groundbreaking paper, the Welsh Assembly Government has adopted the Minimum Standards which will be rolled out across Wales.
It is proposed that National Minimum Standards will reduce risks and improve safety and quality while saving public funds through a reduction in secondary episodes of care.
The report highlights the inefficiencies, risks and concerns inherent in the community equipment services industry and presents a robust case for the adoption and implementation of National Minimum Standards or Best Practice Guidelines to improve the lives of people using community equipment on a daily basis.
Community Equipment Solutions is offering a range of training and education services relating to National Minimum Standards and Best Practice Guidelines. Click here to find out more.
…there is a robust and essential link between equipment provision and the improvement in the quality of life and functional independence gained by the patient as a result of its provision, alongside the ability of carers to offer and sustain care giving. The Minimum Standards reinforce and provide infrastructure support to all aspects of these necessary requirements, therefore are seen as improving service outcomes.
Len Lewis, Head Occupational Therapist and Integrated Community Equipment Services Lead, NHS Wales