Buying a mobility aid for the first time can be a very emotional event in your life. You want to be sure that the equipment meets your needs, expectations and safety requirements, and that you are adequately informed about how to use or obtain a good-quality medical aid. Therefore, when choosing your mobility aid, please always ask first whether the supplier is accredited with the National Quality Mark for Assistive Technology (Nationaal Keurmerk Hulpmiddelen or NKH). Only then are you assured of getting the best quality.
The National Quality Mark for Assistive Technology (Nationaal Keurmerk Hulpmiddelen or NKH) helps you choose the best quality medical device. But not only that: you can also be sure that the company where you buy the device meets all strict quality requirements. Businesses that carry the NKH quality mark are guaranteed to provide expertise, reliable service and transparency. More and more organisations within this sector have the NKH quality mark; in total they serve 80% of the market in the Netherlands.
There are a number of matters that the orthopaedics industry believe to be very important and has compiled a list of them, known as the 7 Assurances. To be able to guarantee these Assurances, it has drawn up an extensive list of accreditation criteria.
The 7 Assurances of the National Quality Mark for Assistive Technology (NKH)