Enhanced scrutiny

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.