The GOLD Process is a robust process by which healthcare services are assessed to become GOLD Forum Members. It involves a significant commitment over a number of months to plan and gather evidence of high level performance, including having this performance validated at a regional or national level. This then entitles the health service to be nominated to participate in the international jury assessment process. These steps are described in more detail below.
Support meeting for GOLD Process 2023
The Global Network hosted a support meeting (24th Oct. 2022 10 am / 18th nov 2022 10 am) for the 2023 Gold process to offer guidance and support with regards to the certification process.
A quick overview of the agenda:
Facts & figures regarding the 2023 Gold Process (with subsequent quiz)
Group activity: reflecting past certification processes
Q&A session with our jury members with regards to stumbling blocks and specific questions
Participation in the GOLD Forum requires a considerable amount of planning and preparation. This is in addition to a healthcare service’s ongoing work to continually improve and address tobacco management according to the Global Standards.
Most healthcare services start planning for their involvement more than a year in advance in order to:
Undertake a thorough self-audit
Collect and collate the evidence of implementation of the Global Standards
Ensure any gaps identified in the external validation are addressed prior to submission of the GOLD Forum application
A key aspect of preparation involves working with their national/regional Coordinating Institution, who will be able to facilitate and support the process, and will be required to nominate the healthcare service.
A healthcare service can submit an expression of interest for participating in the GOLD Forum Process at any time. They can do this online by completing the expression of interest form identifying themselves as well as their national/regional Coordinating Institution.
On receiving the Expression of Interest, the Global Network Coordinating Centre will send relevant information to both the healthcare service and the national/regional Coordinating Institution to assist them in preparing for their application.
All accepted candidate healthcare services are invited to submit the document ”Form B” to highlight innovative and good practice and provide information of their quality
improvement plans and commitment to sustain this highlevel implementation into the future. The Form B can be completed with the support of the authorised submitter.
Deadline FORM B: 28/04/2023
Examination of Form B: Responsibility Jury
The GNTH Jury Team assigned to each accepted candidate will examine the candidate’s FORM B to understand how the high-level implementation was achieved, outcomes and results and identify innovate and good practice. Deadline: 30/06/2023
The material provided by the healthcare service candidate and the regional/national Coordinating Institution is peer reviewed by an international jury comprising Global Network members who are not associated with the candidate.
The jury team in their review may ask for more information / evidence.