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20 Jan 2021

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.

21 Dec 2020

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.

18 Dec 2020

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) has today [18 December] published the findings of inspections of two field hospitals - the first time it has inspected such settings

7 Dec 2020

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.

19 Nov 2020
5 Nov 2020

We’ve published our operational plan for 2020-2021.

22 Oct 2020

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.

13 Oct 2020

We have published our review of how the breast screening process in Breast Test Wales is managed for women who have an abnormal screening mammogram.

5 Oct 2020

The Chief Executives of Care Inspectorate Wales and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, Gillian Baranski and Alun Jones, have jointly written to the chief executives of local authorities, health boards and NHS trusts across Wales to share some of the key issues that have arisen in their work over the past six months. It is clear that issues highlighted will need to be tackled both nationally and locally and the intention is that they will be considered in planning and improving for what will no doubt be a challenging winter period for the health and social care system in Wales.

30 Sep 2020

The review of patient management arrangements in the Welsh Ambulance Service’s Emergency Medical Service Clinical Contact Centres makes recommendations to help improve the quality of the service.