How to apply
Who can join?
Applying to the A&D Programme is a voluntary decision of a cancer centre. However, there are a number of requirements that each cancer centre should meet:
Are you applying to the A&D Programme for the first time?
- OECI membership is required
- Strong commitment to quality improvement (signature of Director/ Board of Directors)
- Dedicated staff (contact person, project group, all involved employees)
- Cancer care is performed in an identifiable unit with a governance and organisational structure
- Provision of oncology surgery, radiation therapy and medical oncology
- Involvement in cancer research and education programmes as well as cancer care
- Stable management structure
- No major changes expected (e.g. governance changes, merger, complete re-location)
Are you applying for re-accreditation?
- If you apply for re-accreditation, you do not need to fill out the Application form
- You will be notified by the OECI A&D Management Unit how and when you need to apply for re-accreditation
- The re-accreditation process will start after submitting the Designation form in the e-tool
Advantages of an OECI Accreditation
It is the only Europe-wide institutional accreditation which covers both cancer care and research in one process
The review produces a high-quality Improvement Plan (with clear identification of opportunities and a plan to fix them)
There is a real engagement by all disciplines and all levels of staff
The gathering of the data and the self-assessment by all departments is a benefit in itself (for self-monitoring and learning)
The accredited centres can participate in benchmarking
How does the A&D Programme add value for patients?
There are large sections of the questionnaires around patient satisfaction and involvement in the centre
The peer review is part of a toolbox to improve outcomes for patients
It disseminates research and implementation of best practice
The process promotes collaboration and the development of networks
Join the A&D Programme
How to become an OECI Member