The mark of health:

Introducing the first UK-wide award for social value in healthcare.

Accreditations that support the future of healthcare

The Social Value Quality Mark® Health Award is delivered in collaboration with NHS Arden & GEM CSU. It recognises the significant social value created by the NHS, its supply chain, its partners and local communities.

In achieving the award, you’ll develop a clear strategy and have your social value independently assured. In turn, it will set you apart for promoting a fair, sustainable and integrated health system.

SVQM bronze health award
Compete Across Sectors

Compete across sectors

Establish a social value identity that is meaningful and relevant to your local community and stakeholders.

Attract and Retain Talent

Support a healthier, happier workforce

Be recognised for your commitment to employee health and wellbeing. The Health Award complements your People Strategy to attract and retain valuable skills.

Celebrate Your Impact

Benchmark your performance

Understand your performance in alignment with your NHS peers and similar healthcare organisations.

Empower integrated delivery

Empower integrated delivery

Shifting to integrated community healthcare is important for resilience and capacity. The SVQM Health Award empowers culture change by encouraging collaboration.

Evidence your responsibilities

Evidence your responsibilities

Have a strong, evidence-based story to tell when it comes to demonstrating your moral, legal and statutory responsibilities.

Deliver on Net Zero

Deliver on Net Zero

Have your progress independently verified, together with the gaps you need to address to deliver on your commitments.

Your accreditation journey starts here

Find out more about accreditation, what’s involved and how it benefits your organisation.


Bronze marks the meaningful first step. You’re ready to make a series of pledges to create, measure and report social value. You’ll benefit from independent assurance of how your organisation creates impact for employees, communities and the environment.

Bronze - Commit


Silver is a significant achievement. You are ready to have your impact benchmarked against that of your peers and competitors. You will establish a legitimate strategy and measurement methods to build upon your Bronze level pledges. And you’ll benefit from demonstrable evidence to present to your stakeholders.

Silver - Benchmark

Working in partnership with Arden & GEM CSU



“Locala is now in a place to drive the delivery and measurement of social value, which enables us to be very clear about our role as a social enterprise. We are able to show the impact of our work through the social value we create. We are much better equipped to respond to new business tenders and meet the requirements in our contracts. Moreover, it has given us a focus to our ethos, vision and brand.”

Mary Wishart, Director of Strategy & Partnerships, Locala Heath & Wellbeing
inspire north

“The Social Value Quality Mark recognises our commitment to driving forward our social value and understanding our impact on the communities and societies in which we work. We want to be able to design and deliver services which enhance our positive impact, benefitting clients more holistically as well as people within wider communities. This award will help us to evidence the impact we have.”

Ruth Kettle, chief executive of Inspire North
Clece care services

“We aim to create the highest quality of life for all – this extends beyond the people we care for to communities we operate in. We are delighted this commitment has been acknowledged through the Social Value Quality Mark Bronze Award.”

Miguel Herraiz Marco, CEO of Clece Care Services Group

Audio case study

Emma Mugridge

Clece Care Services Group & the journey to Bronze

Emma Mugridge, Group Bid Director, discusses the organisation’s accreditation journey to date, the benefits and what the future holds.