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:
- Quality assuring the programme accreditation and annual monitoring work that the National School of Healthcare Science ( ) undertakes for us
- Accrediting programmes that fall outside the remit.
- Supporting the development of new education and training curricula.
- Supporting service improvement and accreditation initiatives
- Providing advice and guidance as requested by national organisations across the four nations.
- 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 theby 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.