UKAS, HQIP and BSI have today published a joint statement of intent regarding clinical services accreditation. This statement sets out a shared intent to improve clinical services through accreditation. It details practical steps that UKAS, HQIP and BSI will take together to drive improvement in healthcare services. All three organisations share a common purpose in improving the quality of healthcare services through standards and accreditation. The interface with regulators is equally important and they need to be reassured that all schemes are operating to an agreed standard if the information is to contribute towards the inspection process.