What link does the Inquiry have to the RQIA considerations?
The work of the Independent Neurology Inquiry will form part of a series of actions which have been initiated by the Department of Health in response to the recall of patients. This includes work being taken forward by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).
What are the RQIA Terms of Reference?
The RQIA will be taking forward the following work:
- A review of the governance of outpatient services in the Belfast HSC Trust, with a particular focus on neurology services. This review will then be extended to cover all four remaining HSC Trusts over the subsequent 12-18 months.
- An expert review of the records of all patients or former patients of Dr Michael Watt, who have died over the past ten years, and
- A review later this year of the corporate and clinical governance of health services delivered in the independent sector in Northern Ireland.