Devon Freewheelers are proud to announce that following months of hard work and a final inspection from the regulatory body, the Care Quality Commission; we have achieved Registered Status for 'Transport Services, Triage and Medical Advice Provided Remotely'.
Huge Congratulations to the team of Devon Freewheelers who impressed the inspectors during their visit last month are being passed across the board to both volunteers and staff. Three inspectors from specialist fields spent the entire day at the Honiton Headquarters and were very impressed. "They learnt a lot while they were here" say Daniel Roe-Lavery, Chief Executive and Founder of the charity, "two admitted that they were completely unaware of the charity and in fact the whole world of blood bikes. We've had some very interesting conversations and very much look forward to working much closer with the Commissioner to assist in any way we can to ensure the patients and the public only ever receive the best possible care and service in all of our operations across the county and beyond."
Devon Freewheelers are ISO 9001:2015 registered and accredited after achieving the International Standards Office mark of Quality Standards for the 'Transport of Blood, blood products for transfusion and human tissue for the purposes of transplant'; and have exciting new plans to expand upon their scope of services which warranted registration with the Care Quality Commission. This latest recognition is just another shining example of what the team can achieve and huge congratulations to all involved.
"This registration is for Devon Freewheelers and for the services we provide, which is not the same scope of operations of other blood bike charities who operate 'out of scope' and have no need to register with any statutory body. For us as a charity however it is a significant day, and we are all absolutely over the moon. I'd like to express my sincere thanks to everyone, all of our volunteers and staff who work extremely hard, every day to provide a five star service to their community."