Governance & quality

You can depend on us to deliver high quality services that are safe and effective.

We take our responsibilities as a healthcare provider seriously and boast one of the strongest clinical governance frameworks in the industry. 

This is one of the reasons we are a trusted partner to 14 integrated care boards (ICBs) and 400 private businesses.

Our dedicated in-house Governance and Quality Team is made up of 13 employees, including qualified clinicians, specialist medical advisors and subject matter experts.

They work across our business to uphold the highest industry standards and the best possible patient and customer experience, whilst constantly striving for excellence across the following areas:

  • Professional registration and accreditations
  • Auditing and compliance 
  • Monitoring and reporting on quality 
  • Complaints and compliments 
  • Risk management and reporting 
  • Patient safety and safeguarding 
  • Data protection and information security 
  • Infection prevention and control 
  • Medicines management 
  • Equality and diversity, including accessibility 


More about our credentials 

NHS Quality Report

We publish an Annual Quality Report for our NHS services here

Physiotherapist certification 

Ascenti physiotherapists are our own employees, not independent contractors. 

Every physiotherapist is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and receives a minimum of 100 hours of protected training and CPD time annually.  

This helps us to maintain consistently high standards and keeps us on the cutting edge of the latest technologies and treatments.

Mental health therapist certification 

All our psychotherapists are qualified professionals who are accredited with one or more of various professional organisations, including the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP), the British Association for Behaviourial and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP), the EMDR Association, or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Some have dual or multiple accreditations.

CQC registration 

We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and hold registration for the Treatment of Disease, Disorder or Injury. 

To get in touch with the CQC, you can call the CQC queries helpline on 03000 616161 or email  

Alternatively you can write to:
Care Quality Commission
Newcastle upon Tyne

Click here to view our provider profile on the CQC website.

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ISO certifications 

Our International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certifications are regularly reviewed and demonstrate our commitment to high standards. 

You can read our Business Management Systems Policy Statement here.

Data protection 

You will never have to worry that your data is being stored inappropriately, managed badly or shared with anyone that it shouldn’t be.  

We take data security and patient privacy seriously. All of our employees receive regular training and we invest in high-tech (ISO accredited) IT systems, which means that we are able to maintain the highest standards of data security.

You can read more about our privacy policy here

Ascenti completed a Data Security and Protection Toolkit submission and are compliant with the National Data Guardian’s Data Security Standards, meeting statutory obligations on data protection and data security.

Patient safety

You can read our patient safety incident response framework policy here, and view our patient safety incident response plan here