Facilities are strongly encouraged to contact the Accreditation Manager prior to completing any applications to ensure the process adopted is appropriate.
All applications for accreditation are reviewed by the Accreditation subcommittee.
Accreditation documents which need to be completed to apply for accreditation are:
a) Re-accreditation of programs and posts: Facilities must complete the PMCV Accreditation Submission including Standards which includes an overview of the programs, an update on progress in regard to the recommendations from the previous visit and a self-evaluation of compliance with the accreditation standards (including ratings). This process will usually be initiated by the Accreditation Manager early in the year when the facility is due for re-accreditation with the submission due two months prior to the survey visit.
b) Accreditation of new posts involves a paper-based assessment (if the facility itself is already accredited) or a visit may be required if this is a new rotation site. Facilities should complete the PMCV Application form for accreditation of new intern post or the Application form for quality review of new PGY2 post and forward to the Accreditation subcommittee for review at least two months prior to the proposed recruitment period.
c) Accreditation of new programs: This process is a combination of those outlined in points a) and b). Facilities must complete the PMCV Accreditation Submission including Standards which includes an overview of the program and a self-evaluation of how the facility intends to address the accreditation standards (excluding self-assessment ratings). Facilities must also complete the Application form(s) referred to in point b) as appropriate. All application forms should be forwarded to PMCV at least six months prior to the proposed recruitment period.
d) Accreditation of a change: Initial notification can be in the form of a letter addressed to the Chair, Accreditation subcommittee describing the change, the impact on junior doctors especially in terms of supervision/ clinical learning and any plan for addressing the issue. This will then be considered by the Accreditation subcommittee and further information sought if required. This notification should be received by PMCV at least one month prior to commencement of the change or as soon as possible.
PMCV Accreditation Submission including Standards (This document is read-only. A word version will be provided to facilities for completion by the Accreditation Manager).