For the next 12 months, all RQIA announced inspections will concentrate on
(but not exclusively)
the following standards.
Nursing care: “Standard 5: Patients receive safe, effective nursing care
based on an holistic assessment of their care needs that commences prior to admission to the home and continues following
admission. Nursing care is planned and agreed with the patient, is accurately recorded and outcomes of care are regularly
Completion of case records: “Standard 6: Patients’ case records are accurate
and up to date”.
Recruitment of staff: “Standard 24: Staff are recruited
and employed in accordance with relevant statutory employment legislation and mandatory requirements”.
30: The number and ratio of nurses and care assistants on duty at all times meet
the care needs of patients”.
Each care home must provide documented evidence that best practice is implemented
on a consistent, timely and effective basis.