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Read our statements on COVID-19

Following positive feedback on our adapted approach to assurance and inspection as well as the continued pressures that services face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HIW Quality Checks will continue into 2021.

Find out more information about how we’ve responded to COVID-19 and our approach to assurance and inspection over the coming months.

We’ve published a COVID-19 position statement, which outlines the actions we’ve taken in response to the pandemic and our approach to the challenges we’re continuing to face. It also sets out how we’ll adapt our work as COVID-19 restrictions change.

On 14 April, we announced a pause on publication of reports from inspections at NHS healthcare settings that took place prior to our decision to pause new routine inspections on 17 March. Our statement from 14 April outlines our reasons for doing so. We have decided that we are now able to begin the publication of completed inspection reports of NHS healthcare settings.

While most of our staff have being working from home to make sure we continue to carry out our role as the inspector and regulator of healthcare services in Wales, a couple of staff members from Healthcare Inspectorate Wales have answered the call to return to the NHS.

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) and Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) have published a joint statement on advance care planning in Wales.

We have decided with immediate effect to pause the production and publication of reports from inspections at NHS healthcare settings that took place prior to the announcement of our inspection pause.

Do you work with medical ionising radiation equipment? Read our joint response with other UK IRMER regulators to COVID-19.

We have decided to stop our routine inspection and review programme from Tuesday 17 March.

Read about how we intend to progress our work during the COVID-19 outbreak.


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