Skills for Care

Priscilla Wakefield House achieves re-accreditation of Gold Standards Framework

24 Nov 2023

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Skills for Care

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This #GoodNewsFriday we’re saying well done to Priscilla Wakefield House for achieving re-accreditation of Gold Standards Framework.

Priscilla Wakefield House has been awarded a national Gold Standards Framework Quality Hallmark Award in recognition of the way it cares for people at the end of life.

They first received Gold Standards Framework accreditation in 2019 which lasts for three years, and were delighted to be reaccredited this year.

The organisation received the award at the Gold Standards Framework annual conference and awards ceremony on Friday 29th September at The Pendulum Hotel in Manchester - a celebration of the UK's best health and care providers for care in the final year of life.

They were one of 117 organisations from across the country receiving the award in Manchester.

Julie Armstrong-Wilson, Chief Operating Officer for GSF said:

Congratulations to all the organisations who have successfully achieved accreditation and in receipt of the Quality Hallmark Award this year. The care and compassionate culture that has been observed is truly inspiring, this shows a commitment to ensuring people receive the right care at the right time and the positive impact this has on the people cared for and their families. Listening to what matters most to each and every individual and delivering care in accordance with their goals, wishes and preferences is what everyone should receive.

The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) is a registered charity and has been the UK’s leading training provider for generalist frontline staff in caring for people in the last years of life for over 25 years.

Their aim is to enable a ‘gold standard’ of care for everyone, with any condition, in any setting, given by any care provider, at any time in a person’s last years of life.

For over twenty five years, GSF has helped teams in all settings provide improved and proactive care, enabling people to live well until they die. Many thousands of doctors, nurses and carers have received GSF quality improvement training, and the organisation is proud to have awarded GSF Accreditation to health and social care organisations across the country who have demonstrated that quality end of life care is embedded within their organisations.


Find out more about the Gold Standards Framework. 

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