Why seek accreditation?

An accreditation developed exclusively for the healthcare industry

The Social Value Quality Mark® Health Award is being delivered in collaboration with NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit – a multi award-winning partner to the health service. The award has been designed to reflect national health and care policy and responds to the needs, challenges and opportunities of the industry.

Born from the Social Value Quality Mark framework, the health award recognises the additional social value delivered for patients, the community, staff, and its partners within the UK.

Adopting the Social Value Quality Mark and its framework enables NHS organisations to develop a clear social value strategy and roadmap. It also enables you to benchmark your organisation’s social value against that of your peers.

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Nurturing and celebrating the highest value standards in healthcare

The new accreditation builds on the existing, UK-leading Social Value Quality Mark. It acts as a symbol to others that the awardee organisation is committed to the highest standards of ethics and sustainability.

What are the benefits of accreditation?

Organisations will distinguish themselves as ethical, sustainable organisations who are driving the future of modern healthcare. They will position themselves competitively to win business and funding in the public sector.

  • Receive independent verification of your social value
  • Be recognised and celebrated for the difference you make
  • Evidence your legal, moral and statutory responsibilities
  • Gain the insights to be able to address gaps and increase your future impact
  • Position your organisation competitively to win business, investment and funding
  • Attract and retain healthcare talent
  • Demonstrate your progress to Net Zero

Who can apply?

The Social Value Quality Mark Health Award is open to any health organisation working as part of or with an Integrated Care System.

  • Primary care
  • Provider trusts
  • Integrated Care Boards
  • Local government
  • Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise organisations (VCFSEs)
  • Private sector health organisations
  • Organisations who help to fulfil social (wellbeing) prescriptions.