The ACSA process

Published: 09/08/2019

Decide to participate

Departments must make a collective decision to participate in the ACSA scheme. Involving as many people as possible from the start will make it easier to identify issues and spread the workload. Wider input and a whole-team approach is the key to implementing sustainable improvements and management support is essential.

If you would like to find out more about ACSA before to help inform this decision, there are several ways to go about this:

  • Attend a regional event – these are held across the country and we invite neighbouring trusts/boards to attend
  • We can hold a short teleconference together with one of our clinical representatives – these are an opportunity to discuss any queries you have about the ACSA process or specific standards you may need clarification on
  • We can visit you and give a free onsite presentation to your department. A clinical representative and senior member of the ACSA team will give a short presentation, allowing time for questions. During the pandemic, we are able to deliver a virtual presentation to your department. 
  • Contact the team directly via or on 020 7092 1697