Awards & Links

Welcome to our Award & Links page.  Here you will find information about the awards the clinic holds as well as lots of useful links to information on health, fitness and even self-help guides.

The Royal College of Chiropractors Quality Awards

Patient Partnership Quality Mark (PPQM): Meeting Patient Expectations

The Royal College of Chiropractors Lay Partnership Group (LPG), is a forum that provides a patient and public viewpoint with regard to College business, and develops initiatives to support patient advocacy.

The Patient Partnership Quality Mark (PPQM) is awarded to recognise excellence in terms of meeting patient expectations. The practice has held this since 2006. Practices are required to demonstrate that they meet patient expectations in a wide range of areas, as identified by the lay members of the LPG, including the following:

  • Accessibility
  • Booking systems and out-of-hours cover
  • Cleanliness and safety
  • Privacy
  • Communication
  • Patient education
  • Record keeping
  • Other forms of care offered

Practices are also invited to explain how they undertake other activities to meet patient expectations in ways not envisaged by the LPG.

Clinical Management Quality Mark (CMQM):Managing the Clinical Environment

The Clinical Management Quality Mark (CMQM) – was launched in 2008/9 to complement the PPQM. The practice has held this since 2009

The CMQM recognizes excellence in terms of operating within a structured and managed clinical environment. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in a range of areas including:

  • clinical audit,
  • risk management,
  • incident reporting,
  • outcome measurement,
  • patient satisfaction,
  • emergency procedures and operational policy.



General Information

Back pain

Neck pain

Self Help


A UK charity which helps people manage and prevent back pain by providing advice, promoting self-help, funding scientific research into better back care and also running a self-management programme.

Back pain exercises

10 self help tips for pain

Pain Foundation – Self help pain relief

General Health

Providing evidence-based information for patients. This site provides health advice written by doctors as well as links to UK clinical intelligence and patient information sheets. Easy to understand and up-to-date. 


This works on the principle that a problem shared is a problem halved and uses video, recordings and articles to allow visitors to share experiences of people in similar situations.

Professional Bodies

Royal College of Chiropractors

Promoting professional excellence, quality and safety in Chiropractic.

General Chiropractic Council

The body established by parliament to regulate and develop the chiropractic profession

British Chiropractic Association

Professional Association, developing and progressing, representing members’ needs and interests for 85 years.