The Quality Assurance and Enhancement Unit has a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to the quality assurance of the clinical placements undertaken by students in Years' 4-6 of the MBBS programme. Visits are one aspect of the quality assurance of these placements.
Visit reports and action plans
The QAEU drafts a report and action plan after the visit and liaises with the relevant Trust to finalise the details of both. Progress on the action plan is monitored through the Medical Education Providers' Annual Report, which is submitted to the QAEU.
The final reports and actions plans of the visits can be accessed below:
|Luton & Dunstable University Hospital||Report||Report||Report|
|North Middlesex Hospital||Report||Report||Report|
|Watford General Hospital||Report|
|Whittington Health NHS Trust||Report|
2. Reporting to UCL: Annual Student Experience Review
The Annual Student Experience Review (ASER) was introduced in 2015 as UCL’s tool for monitoring the quality of teaching and learning and enhancing the student experience. The ASER draws on an evaluation of student satisfaction (including the NSS, PTES and New to UCL surveys) and student feedback (SEQs), reports from external examiners and actions taken by the School in response to them and admissions and progression statistics to develop an action plan for the next academic year. The ASER is used to assist in the preparation for Internal Quality Reviews (IQR) which are held every 5 years.
3. Reporting to UCL: Internal Quality Review
The Internal Quality Review (IQR) is UCL's central academic quality management and enhancement process and includes all academic departments of UCL.
IQRs are conducted every 5 years and the Medical School had an IQR in 2015, which covered both undergraduate and postgraduate activities in the Division.The IQR process includes the preparation and submission of a Self Evaluative Statement (SES), a visit by a QA team from UCL and the formulation of an action plan, which is subsequently updated on an annual basis.
- MBBS Self-Evaluative Statement 2015
- MBBS IQR Action Plan March 2016
- MBBS IQR Updated Action Plan January 2017
4. Reporting to the General Medical Council
Each year the GMC asks the School to complete an annual return to feed in to their Quality Assurance processes. From 2019-20, the Medical School's Annual Return (MSAR) was replaced by a self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ).
5. Reporting to Health Education England
The NHS Undergraduate Tariff (NUT) is a funding stream provided by Health Education England (HEE) to all NHS Trusts involved in undergraduate medical education. HEE requires the Medical School to provide an annual report covering all the financial and quality processes relating to NUT funding. These reports can be seen below.