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RQIA regularly consults with a range of stakeholders including the general public on various aspects of our work.  Please below a list of current consultation activity.  For further information on any of the closed consultations listed below, please email info@rqia.org.uk

Latest Consultations

Consultation - RQIA Equality and Disability Action Plans 2018-23

RQIA has developed draft Equality and Disability Action Plans for 2018-23.

The Equality Action Plan looks at actions we could take to tackle inequalities across all equality categories. The Disability Action Plan looks at things we could do to promote positive attitudes towards disabled people and encourage their participation in our work areas.

We are now seeking views on our draft Equality and Disability Action Plans, and would welcome you taking the time to respond to this consultation exercise. Details of how to respond can be found by clicking www.hscbusiness.hscni.net/services/2781.htm. This links to the Equality Unit in the BSO, who are co-ordinating this consultation on our behalf.

The consultation runs from 2 October to 29 December 2017.

Please click on the links below to view the consultation documents.

Accessible versions of our draft Equality and Disability Action Plan are currently being developed and will be added here soon.

Archived Consultations

RQIA Draft Corporate Strategy 2017-2021 (Closed)

RQIA developed a draft Corporate Strategy for the period 2017-2021, which has been approved for public consultation by RQIA’s Board. This draft strategy took account of initial engagement with stakeholders, the vision set out by the Minister of Health in Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together (Department of Health, 2016) and the Draft Programme for Government Framework 2016–21, within the context of financial constraints and HSC reform and restructuring. Our public consultation ran for an 8 week period, from 25 January to 22 March 2017. We also held two consultation workshops in Newtownabbey and Derry / Londonderry to support the development of our Corporate Strategy 2017-21. The purpose of those events was to hear what you thought RQIA’s priorities should be for the next four years. You can access a copy of RQIA’s Corporate Strategy 2017-21 in the Corporate Documents section of the website.

Consultation on RQIA's Revised Inspection Policy for Regulated Services, 2016 (Closed)

As part of a programme of ongoing improvement activities at RQIA, we have revised our inspection policy for regulated services. We have developed an assessment framework and a revised report format, which we plan to introduce following feedback from stakeholders, through public consultation. The consultation period opens on Tuesday 1 March and concluded on Friday 29 April 2016.

We are seeking your views on our proposal to inspect and report on the quality of leadership within regulated services, and how we report our assessment of: Is care safe, effective and compassionate?, and Is the service well-led?

We believe that these proposed changes will improve our inspection processes and have a positive impact on outcomes for service users.

We invite you to read our consultation document, and we would encourage you to complete the short online response questionnaire.

If you wish to request a copy of the consultation document, require further information, or have a query on this consultation, please email kate.maguire@rqia.org.uk, or telephone Kate at (028) 9051 7591.

Corporate Strategy and Three Year Review Programme Consulation 2015 - 18 (Closed)

You can access copies of RQIA’s Corporate Strategy 2015-18 and Three Year Review Programme 2015-18 in the Corporate Documents section of the website.