QAA review commends IHSC programmes

Published: 16 June 2006 at 14:46

A recent review by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has confirmed that the Health Visiting, Midwifery and Nursing courses provided by Anglia Ruskin University - in conjunction with the Essex Workforce Development Confederation and North East London Strategic Health Authority - are being delivered to the highest possible standard.

The QAA review, commissioned by the Department of Health on behalf of the NHS, found that the quality of learning opportunities was ‘commendable’ in all programmes. The judgements were given on three distinct categories; learning and teaching, student progression and Learning resources and their effective utilisation.

The full report on the review will be published in July.

Kate Atherton, Associate Dean of Anglia Ruskin’s Institute of Health and Social Care (IHSC) said:

“We are delighted with the result. It shows that we are providing the highest quality of education in nursing, midwifery and health visiting, in partnership with the SHA, the local NHS Trusts and other care providers.”

“It is a credit to everyone within the IHSC and our practitioner partners that we have achieved this standard. It reflects a long held and continuing commitment to provide the highest quality care to patients and clients throughout the region.”

“The University has always provided courses which lead to professional recognition and employment and this excellent result for nursing, midwifery and health visiting carries this forward into the next decade.”

The QAA reviews safeguard the public interest in sound standards of higher education qualifications and to inform and encourage continuous improvement in the management of the quality of higher education.

Anglia Ruskin’s IHSC’s Nursing, Social Work and Community Studies Courses have all received high rankings in the student education guides produced by The Guardian and The Times.  In the most recently-published guide, The Times Good University Guide, it was ranked 20 in the country for Nursing and 16 for social work our of a total of around 60 universities with similar degree courses.

The IHSC is now one of the leading health and social care education providers in the East of England region.

For students who are planning to study at a higher education institution in the near future, The Times Good University Guide is one of the definitive guides to watch. 

For information on courses or a copy of the new Institute of Health and Social Care prospectus from Anglia Ruskin, call 0845 271 3333.