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3/19/2020 Accreditation

Harrison Associates only UK Company to Achieve Two CARF Accreditations

Harrison Associates, part of the handl Group, has become the first ever UK company to be recognised by the world renowned independent accreditor, CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for both its Case Management and Expert Witness services.

Niccola Irwin, Managing Director at Harrison Associates, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the maximum three-year CARF accreditation for the third time in succession. My thanks to the team at Harrison Associates who embody and remain committed to the rigorous standards that this accreditation evidences.”

The CARF Accreditation

CARF is an internationally recognised organisation that assesses the robustness of both a business's structure and its clinical services with the client at the heart of its processes. Its quality standards are recognised as the roadmap for client-centred quality practices that assist service providers in maintaining a leading edge.

CARF-accredited service providers enjoy much warranted recognition for their commitment to excellence, demonstration of accountability and conformance to internationally accepted standards. Being accredited provides evidence that organisations’ strive to improve efficiencies and service outcomes, fiscal health and service delivery, creating a solid foundation for improved client satisfaction and outcomes.

How did Harrison Associates prove that they continually meet these standards? Through undertaking a very thorough accreditation process involving an on-site peer review and intensive audit over several days, independent consultation and interviews with solicitors, insurers, team members and injured clients. In addition to this, there was a full review of all policies, processes and procedures, and spot checks on clinical files.

Upholding Standards

We are proud to reveal that it is the third time that Harrison Associates has received the award, with all of its programmes accredited, including services to children, adolescents and adults, and specialist services to brain injured clients.

The company has benefited on each occasion from receiving the maximum accreditation available – currently a period of three years, and Harrison Associates fully intend to uphold these excellent standards going forward.

“CARF aligns with our focus on continuous improvement to enhance outcomes for our injured clients. It is testament of our continuing advancement of quality on which our customers and their clients rely,” said Niccola Irwin.

More About Harrison Associates 

Harrison Associates is a nationwide provider of injury based case management, care packages, rehabilitation and expert witness services to the healthcare, social, litigation and insurance sectors. Accepting instructions from both claimants and defendants and jointly - they remain the first choice to help individuals with life-changing injuries reclaim their lives

With the focus consistently on clients’ needs, Harrisons Associates Case Managers’ bring together all parties involved, creating bespoke rehabilitation plans and care packages using a problem-solving and holistic approach. They provide a number of expert witness reports, and work hard to ensure clients receive the optimum care and support needed.

As experts in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors with over 34 years’ experience and a network of more than 60 Associates, the company is widely acknowledged as one of the leading companies of choice for associates, customers and service-users.

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