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.
7th Floor Victoria House, 15-27 Gloucester Street, BELFAST, BT1 4LS
028 9536 1111 (9am - 5pm Mon to Fri)
32 Convent Hill, Bessbrook, Newry,BT35 7AW
Mrs Maria Lucille Holt
028 30 838 969
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List of Inspection Reports:
16 September 2021 - Care
4 December 2020 - Care
3 December 2019 - Pharmacy
23 May 2019 - Care
29 October 2018 - Care
6 July 2018 - Finance
16 April 2018 - Care
21 July 2017 - Estates
21 July 2017 - Care
19 June 2017 - Care
25 January 2017 - Pharmacy
14 October 2016 - Care
7 March 2016 - Care
29 September 2015 - Estates
10 March 2015 - Care
10 June 2014 - Pharmacy