My colleague and I have this morning set up a free meeting with our Accreditation Company for the 24th June in Birmingham, to discuss the new audit procedures. We have a very good relationship with them, and they have helped us tremendously in the past.We are also speaking to them to discuss their involvment with DEA`s, and what support they can give for DEA`s to improve their businesses, in the light of the scrapping of HIP`s.
The Accred have said this will be FREE CPD for anyone who wishes to attend.
A while ago, we also negotiated lower lodgement fee`s with the company, and it is our intention to negotiate these fee`s for all attendee`s, to this meeting.
I cannot go into any detail on open forum as yet, however, please PM if you would like to attend, by Friday 19th. ( we have 7 DEA`s attending up to now) Once I have a list of attendee`s, I will contact the company and speak to our contact there regarding the reduced Lodgements.