RQIA registers and inspects a wide range of health and social care services. Our inspections are based on minimum care standards which will ensure that both the public and the service providers know what quality of services is expected.
RQIA also has a role in assuring the quality of services provided by Health and Social Care (HSC) Board, HSC trusts agencies, to ensure that every aspect of care reached the standards laid down by the Department of Health, and expected by the public.
Under the Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (NI) 2009, RQIA undertakes a range of responsibilities for people with a mental illness and those with a learning disability.
RQIA inspects a range of health and social care services. Our inspectors visit nursing and residential care homes and children's homes to examine all aspects of the care provided, to guarantee the comfort and dignity of those using the facilities, and ensure public confidence in these services.
We are responsible for the inspection of a range of other bodies including hospitals and clinics, and nursing agencies.
RQIA reviews provide assurance to the public about the quality, safety and availability of health and social care services in Northern Ireland. Our reviews aim to encourage continuous improvements in health and social care services and ensure the rights of service users are safeguarded.
- health and social care providers
- members of the public
You can access a range of guidance documents and frequently asked questions in this section of the website.
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You can read our Strategic Plan 2022-28 on our website - to access, click on the link above.
Do you have a concern or query about a health and social care service? Contact our Guidance Team for advice and support on 028 9536 1990
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View inspection reports for regulated adult services, mental health and learning disability facilities.
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World Quality Week - Annual Quality Report 2022-23
Latest Summary of RQIA Authority Meeting Published
When RQIA identifies concerns about a particular service it may take enforcement.
RQIA holds comprehensive up to date information on all registered health and social care services.
Closure of RQIA Clinical Audit, QI and Clinical Guidelines programme of work.
Information on how to Register with RQIA is available at the link below
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