Emsworth healthcare clinic gets recognition for work

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A HEALTHCARE clinic has been commended for meeting patients expectations and operating safely.

Acorn Health, in Emsworth, has been awarded the Patient Partnership Quality Mark (PPQM) and Clinical Management Quality Mark (CMQM) from the Royal College of Chiropractors for a second time.

The PPQM is awarded to clinics that demonstrate excellence in meeting patient expectations while the CMQM is for those that demonstrate excellence in terms of operating.

Philippa Oakley, clinical director, said: ‘We are thrilled to have been recognised. Acorn Health opened in 2014 so we’re delighted to have achieved this recognition in a relatively short period of time.’

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