Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Patient Advice and Complaints Service

A national first for Neurophysiology

Our Clinical Neurophysiology service is the first in the country to gain national accreditation from United Kingdom Accreditation Service - UKAS.

The team carries out diagnostic tests on the brain and nervous system. It recently embarked on a process of rigorous assessment and evaluation to achieve national IQUIPS (Improving Quality in Physiological Diagnostic Services) accreditation.

Independent national assessors from UKAS have visited the department several times over the past year to observe practice and view examples of evidence in order to prove that excellent standards of care are being achieved.

The domains assessed were:

·         Patient experience

·         Clinical standards

·         Safety and effectiveness

·         Facilities, resources and workforce

As a result of this process the department was granted formal national accreditation on 5th June 2015 - the first neurophysiology service in the country to achieve this.

The service is led by our Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist Dr Shwe Tun supported by medical staff, a team of Clinical Physiologists and administrative staff.


Service manager, Chris Monaco, said: “This has truly been a huge team effort; everyone has worked really hard to achieve this award. The Neurophysiology service takes pride in its achievement. We have worked together In order to provide the highest standard of care possible to our patients in CHFT and in doing so have been recognised nationally as leaders in this field."’



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