Allopathic Clinics



Allopathic Clinic Accreditation Programme

Allopathic Clinic Accreditation: The Allopathic Clinics standards was released in the year January 2011. The standards were mainly drafted to the cater small allopathic clinics with only OPD facilities. It encompasses relevant and comprehensive quality assurance standards for allopathic clinics which are in natural alignment to hospital standards with community focus.

Eight Chapters of Allopathic Clinic Standards are:

1. Access, Assessment and Information (AAI)
2. Care of Patient (COP)
3. Patient Right and Education (PRE)
4. Infection Control (IC)
5. Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
6. Responsibilities of Management (ROM)
7. Facility Management and Safety (FMS)
8. Community Participation and Integration (CPI)

Benefits of Accreditation

a) Patients are the biggest beneficiary as implementation of accreditation standards ensures Patient safety, commitment to quality care    resulting in good clinical outcomes.
b) Improves patient satisfaction and increases community confidence as services are provided by credentialed medical staff.
c) Accreditation status provides good marketing advantage in the competitive healthcare.
d) Accreditation provides an objective system of empanelment by insurance and other third parties.

Who can apply?
Allopathic Clinic that fulfils the following requirements:
a) Currently in operation as Allopathic Clinic
b) Allopathic Clinic should have been implemented NABH standards in the Allopathic Clinic for a minimum of three months.
c) The organization that commits to comply with NABH standards and applicable legal/statutory/ regulatory requirements.

Exclusions: Daycare Centres, Non- Allopathic systems of medicine

How to apply for accreditation?

All aspiring healthcare organizations desirous to achieve accreditation can apply online by registering on the NABH website. Kindly refer the General information brochure in the Allopathic Clinic accreditation page on NABH website.

How much is the Fees?

General information brochure Free of cost (on website)
NABH Standards for Clinic accreditation Free of cost (on website)
Guide book to NABH Standards for Clinic accreditation Free of cost (from Secretariat)

Application fee and NABH Accreditation charges:

*The fee structure is based on the number of man days required for assessment. In case the scope of services is more than the above, then proportionately higher man days and fee structure may be charged.

GST: W.e.f. 01.06.2016 a GST of 18% or as applicable will be charged on all the above fees. You are requested to please include the service tax in the fees accordingly while sending to NABH.

Does NABH support the organizations in the accreditation journey?

NABH Secretariat organizes training sessions on understanding of NABH standards and implementing them in the organizations in form of Programme on Implementation (POI), for healthcare organizations desirous of taking their organizations for accreditation. These sessions are taken by faculty from NABH who are senior assessors. The details of these trainings, dates, venue and fee information are available in the NABH website

NABH has taken a new initiative to conduct free master classes on various topics under the rubric "NABH Quality Connect-Learning with NABH". The master classes are conducted every month. The topics include: Key Performance Indicators (KPI), Hospital Infection Control, Management of Medication, Document Control, Clinical Audits, Continual Quality improvement, Hospital infection prevention etc

Apart from this guidance material is available at “Resource” page of NABH web portal

Kindly visit the blow link to attend training programmes being conducted by NABH.

How to get a copy of the standard?


Copy of the standards can be freely downloaded online from the blow mentioned link




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