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HIQA Guidance

A Guide to the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standard, Quality, Safety, Healthcare, Social care services The aim of these standards is to help drive improvements in the quality and safety of healthcare services in Ireland. Their purpose is to help the ...

What you should know about information governance: A guide for health and social care staff

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Information governance This document, aimed at all health and social care staff, is an important step in raising awareness around information governance. The guide details requirements, what you should know, ...

National Quality Assurance Criteria for Clinical Guidelines

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) CLINICAL GOVERNANCE, HEALTH CARE, QUALITY CONTROL Developed following a nationwide consultation, this guidance document sets out criteria to quality assure clinical guidelines. This is part of HIQA’s work to ...

Notifiable Events: What the Provider Needs to Know

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Guidelines on the obligations of providers of residential care to older people The Health Information and Quality Authority’s Social Services Inspectorate (SSI), referred to in the Health Act 2007 as the Off ...

Fit-person Entry Programme

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) ADVOCACY, HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, NURSING HOME, OLDER PEOPLE, QUALITY STANDARD, RESIDENTIAL CARE The Health Information and Quality Authority (the Authority) was established under ...

Code of Conduct: For Staff Conducting Statutory Inspections, Investigations and Reviews

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) BEHAVIOUR, HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT, QUALITY STANDARD A key function of the Health Information and Quality Authority (the Authority), relates to the conduct of inspections, investigations and rev ...

Compliance with Relevant Legislation: Guidance for Providers on Compliance

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, QUALITY STANDARD, RESIDENTIAL CARE, SAFETY This guide sets out how HIQA's Social Service Inspectorate (SSI) intends to use its enforcement powers under ...

Inspection: Are You Ready for Your Inspection?

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT, QUALITY STANDARD, SOCIAL CARE This guide outlines HIQA's inspection process and explains what the service provider can expect before, during and after an inspection ...

Registration: A Guide to Your Registration

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Guidelines for registrating health service providers This guide leads service providers, through the registration process, and informs them of theirresponsibilities in relation to the registration of a desig ...

Best Practice Guidelines in the Use of Physical Restraint (Child Care: Residential Units)

Special Residential Services Board Steering Group Physical restraint, Tesidential unit, Nursing home These guidelines arise out of a recognition that there was a need to develop ‘Best Practice Guidelines in the use of Physical Restraint’ that are specific ...

Guidance note on Behaviour Management

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) BEHAVIOUR, CHILD IN CARE, GOOD PRACTICE, RESIDENTIAL CARE, SAFETY, WELLBEING This guidance note has been developed for all children’s residential centres. It does not provide advice on dealing with particula ...

Guidance for the Health Service Executive for the Review of Serious Incidents, including Deaths of Children in Care

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) CHILD, CHILD IN CARE, GOOD PRACTICE, MORTALITY Currently in Ireland, there is no national standard or unified or systematic way of completing reviews of serious incidents including deaths of children in the ...

Your Right to Know: Guide to the Registration and Inspection of Residential Care Settings for Older People

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Older people in residential care Guide to the registration and inspection of residential care settings for older people. Guidance HIQA Guidance http://www.hiqa.ie/system/files/Res_Care_Standards_Older_People ...

Your Guide to the National Quality Standards: Residential Services for People with Disabilities

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY, QUALITY STANDARD, RESIDENTIAL CARE Under the Health Act 2007, all residential services for people with disabilities must be registered with the Health Information and Quality Authorit ...

Easy to Read Guide to the National Quality Standards: Residential Services for People with Disabilities

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Residential services, Disability Under the Health Act 2007, all residential services for people with disability must be registereg with the Health Information and Quality Authority. This easy to read guide o ...

A Guide to the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standard, Guidance, Healthcare, Social care service, Prevention, Control, Healthcare associated infections Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs) are infections, such as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcu ...