Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies Services (APPTS)

The APPTS was developed through a partnership between the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement and the BPS.

The purpose of the APPTS is to support learning and improvement in the delivery of sustainable, high quality, safe and compassionate care.

The accreditation standards have undergone stakeholder evaluation and revision and are now in their third edition (Farquharson, Cohen-Tovee, Palmer, Hodge & Hildreth (2017).

The fourth edition of the APPTS standards is currently undergoing consultation and revision and will be made available soon.

Visit the APPTS at rcpsych.ac.uk