The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) current Quality Assurance Framework came into effect on 1 September 2018. Full details can be found on the NMC website.
Mott MacDonald have delivered the quality assurance of nursing and midwifery education on behalf of the NMC since 2013. We continue to quality assure NMC standards of education and training for nurses, midwives and nursing associates. We ensure the implementation of the Quality Assurance Framework is consistent, risk based and proportionate in approach; providing assurance to the NMC that nursing, midwifery and nursing associate education meets their standards.
The Quality Assurance Handbook outlines the operational details to ensure that the process is transparent and that principles are applied consistently across all nursing, midwifery and nursing associate education.
Mott MacDonald manage the quality assurance process via the QA Link. Education Institutions (EI) can request quality assurance events for NMC approved programmes and upload documents to the relevant gateways via the QA Link.
We operate a rota of availability for professional queries from education institutions and visitors.
To view the current on-call rota, click here.
If in doubt as to who to contact, please direct queries to the Mott MacDonald office who will be able to re-direct your enquiry as necessary.
Response to Coronavirus (Covid-19):
We have been working with the NMC and stakeholders in response to Coronavirus (Covid-19), and the impact on delivery of the QA framework. Please see the below guidance published from the NMC:
Guidance for undertaking remote QA visits can be found here.
If you have any specific queries around approval activity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Education institutions are advised that any documentation submitted via the QA Link that does not have clear relevance to the programme being reviewed will be permanently deleted to ensure compliance with data protection regulations. Please refer to the Quality Assurance Handbook.
Mott MacDonald operate under GDPR regulations. Quality Assurance visitors are advised to refer to the Mott MacDonald Code of Conduct for Registrant and for Lay Visitors. Please refer to the Quality Assurance Handbook.
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