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Friday 9 December 2016

Many of you will be aware from previous DSA-QAG communications, that we are in the process of finalising the NMH audit fees to be introduced for the audit cycle commencing in January 2017.

We want to ensure that we are allocating the correct fee band to NMH Providers. For the first year, fees will be based on the number of support worker(s) registered by your organisation with DSA-QAG and the volume of DSA student’s supported in the 2015-16 (1st January 2015 - 31 December 2015). As you know, we have previously collected this information from you, however, we wish to recheck the figures submitted for students by you/your organisation.

We have been informed that there are a number of NMH providers, mainly sole providers who have indicated to their professional body that they have received no DSA referrals since April 2016. We would like to identify these providers to determine how best their fees may be applied.