As part of our new data-driven approach to quality assurance, we may place education providers and programmes under enhanced scrutiny, if we’ve identified potential concerns.
What to do if you're placed under enhanced scrutiny
- Report any concerns or risks through exceptional reporting including how you’re managing and controlling these risks.
- Send us an enhanced scrutiny report every six months during the period of enhanced scrutiny.
- Answer some additional enhanced scrutiny questions in your annual self-report.
How we will help
- Provide a dedicated NMC contact for each approved education institution (AEI) placed under enhanced scrutiny.
- Review, categorise and track concerns as they emerge.
- Notify AEIs of timelines for submitting reports.
- Follow up any reporting with a monitoring phone call.
- Take action if concerns remain (this could result in a period of further enhanced scrutiny, an extraordinary review, or even withdrawal of approval).
Please note that our Quality Assurance Board will make a decision about placing an AEI or programme on to enhanced scrutiny, if there are ongoing concerns. This will also triangulate evidence through self-reports, data driven monitoring and monitoring calls.