Assurance of DHSSPS Commissioned Development & Education Activity
The DHSSPS annually commissions from both
education and service providers a wide range of development
and education activities. These may include: study days;
modules; courses leading to an academic award; and a range of
Quality Assurance Framework, developed by NIPEC and endorsed by
the DHSSPS, is used to quality assure a sample of commissioned activity each year. The Framework
was updated in 2011 and is available by
here. The Framework contains
eight criteria against which the activities are evaluated.
The Framework was designed with a particular focus on the
contribution of commissioned education and development activities
to the enhancement of patient and client care through improving
the knowledge and skill base of participants.
A summary report of the annual quality
assurance activities undertaken in 2010-2011, will be available for download in the near future.
here to download the Evaluation Process for
Post–Registration Education Programmes Commissioned by the
Department of Health and Public Safety
Information regarding the Quality Assurance activities for 2011-12
will be available soon.
For information relating to the DHSSPS Education Commissioning process,