Our history

The improving quality in liver services (IQILS) accreditation programme is designed to support improvement in liver services in the UK.

Accreditation involves evaluating a service against a set of multi-professional standards, to promote a culture of continuous improvement, thereby providing assurance to patients, referrers and commissioners about the quality of the service provided.

The programme was launched in July 2017 by the Royal College of Physicians' accreditation unit, who also oversee several other clinical service accreditation programmes, including:

  • endoscopy - Joint Advisory Group on gastrointestinal endoscopy (JAG)
  • allergy
  • primary immunodeficiency 
  • pulmonary rehabilitation.

 IQILS is supported by the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) and the British Society of Gastroenterologists (BSG) and also works in partnership with the liver Community, professional bodies and patient organisations.

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