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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance is one of our six Strategic Objectives.

We published our Quality Assurance Framework in February 2016 and review it on a regular basis. The most recent review took place in 2023.


Our overall quality assurance aim is to provide support and assurance for education and training across Healthcare Science by:

  1. Quality assuring the programme accreditation and annual monitoring work that the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) undertakes for us
  2. Accrediting programmes that fall outside the NSHCS remit.
  3. Supporting the development of new education and training curricula.
  4. Supporting service improvement and accreditation initiatives
  5. Providing advice and guidance as requested by national organisations across the four nations.
  6. Setting out our Standards of Proficiency and the Good Scientific Practice to provide a benchmark for education and training providers to establish threshold standards.

We quality assures the accreditation process and subsequent annual monitoring processes undertaken by the NSHCS by observing a sample of accreditation visits and desk-based activity. Where we undertake the accreditation process ourselves, a senior member of our staff, normally the Head of Accreditation is a member of the accreditation panel.

Outcomes of all our quality assurance activities are reported to our Education, Training and Standards Committee. This Committee reports to our Regulation Board.

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