Our Quality Insight Bulletin, a new product for Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, draws together the positive themes, good practice and emerging risks we’ve found from our Quality Checks and other work during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) has decided to pause all new, routine work associated with our adapted quality check and inspection activity in the NHS from 20 December at least until the end of January 2021, at which time we will review our decision.
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.
Read on to find out more about what we’ve been doing and what we plan to do.
In its annual report published today [Thursday 22 October] Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) has summarised the findings of over 200 inspections and reviews published during 2019-20 and prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.