CECOPS Appoints DNV Healthcare, Global Leaders in Quality, Safety and Risk Management, as its Approved Assessing Body

Posted on: 19/03/2012 | Categories: CECOPS General

Released: 19/03/12

CECOPS is pleased to announce that all of its accreditation assessments will be carried out by global leaders in quality, safety and risk management, DNV Healthcare.





Picture: CECOPS CEO, Brian Donnelly, talking with DNV
Healthcare UK Director, James Lawrence.


Accredited Users of the CECOPS Code of Practice are given a full assessment every three years with interim annual health checks. World class assessors, DNV Healthcare, have been appointed to carry out these assessments.

DNV Healthcare is an extremely reputable organisation which has an extensive background in the development and management of large scale assessment and inspection schemes. This includes providing assessments for all hospitals in England on behalf of the NHS Litigation Authority, as well as working with Macmillan Cancer Support to assess the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark for cancer care centres throughout the UK.

James Lawrence, Director of DNV Healthcare UK said

“The CECOPS requirements not only focus on safety but have a strong drive towards improving the quality of life for service users. As a foundation, the work DNV will be undertaking on behalf of CECOPS is therefore closely aligned to our values of promoting safety and quality within healthcare.”

The Community Equipment Code of Practice must at all times be adhered to by all Accredited Users; it is therefore of paramount importance that compliance is assessed by a reputable and consistently reliable organisation such as DNV.

CECOPS Chairman, Sir Bert Massie CBE said

Our aim is to ensure every aspect of the Code of Practice Scheme is robust and credible. By contracting DNV as our preferred provider for assessments we have a much greater chance of realising this aim, especially given DNV’s extensive experience and reputation in this particular field.”

CECOPS and DNV are glad to be working together with the shared aim of improving the provision of community equipment supplied to children, elderly people, disabled people and their carers.

Further information about DNV Healthcare can be found here: http://www.dnv.com/industry/healthcare/.

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