It aims to raise standards and celebrate excellence in care. Details are captured in The Christie CODE Quality Scheme Manual.
Phase 1 of the scheme requires the in-patient wards to provide evidence of excellence in the fundamentals of care against 14 evidence-based standards.
The evidence will be obtained from a range of sources which will be triangulated to provide robust, meaningful verification of the standard of care being delivered and ultimately to substantiate gold standard care worthy of recognition and accreditation.
The CODE Quality Scheme Tool will translate all the evidence into an overall colour-rated status for the ward.
The ward will be recognised across the Trust as having achieved a Gold status standard of care by means of:
An engraved plaque denoting the achievement at ward level
A certificate and Trust pin badge for every member of the ward team
The procurement of a piece of equipment/activity chosen by the ward team that will enhance the working environment of the staff or the experience for patients (i.e. new décor, drinks machine etc.)