09 / 7 / 2013 1.23pm
Following engagement with key stakeholders, the Quality Assurance (QA) framework's principle aim is to ensure patient safety.
It aims to:
- increase lay involvement through the increased use of reviewers who are neither nurses nor midwives
- increase the proactive management of emerging risk by ensuring that education institutions and local supervising authorities (LSAs) have appropriate safeguards in place
- over the three-year cycle, reduce the burden of regulation on well performing education institutions and LSAs
- ensure that quality assurance focuses on outcomes of education and midwifery supervision as opposed to dictating how standards should be met.
Read about how it will be delivered, and access the new QA Framework