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Current Enforcement Activity

Where RQIA identifies concerns about a particular service it may take enforcement action to ensure the safety, wellbeing and protection of those using the services. We may also take enforcement action where we identify non-compliance with regulations and/or standards.

RQIA publishes details of all enforcement action at adult health and social care services on this web page - current enforcement activity is detailed below.

Name Enforcement Action
Copperfields

A notice of proposal to impose conditions on the registration of Copperfields in relation to admissions to the home and categories of care, was issued on 11 December 2018.

A notice of decision to impose conditions on the registration of Copperfields in relation to the admissions to the home and categories of care, was issued on 11 January 2019

  • The registered person may make an appeal to the Care Tribunal.  The notice period for appeal expires on 11 February 2019.
NIAS Trust

On 12 March 2018, DoH accepted RQIA’s recommendation to implement a special measure to strengthen governance and assurance arrangements within the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Trust (NIAS).

RQIA has recommended the secondment into NIAS of a senior practitioner with experience in infection prevention/control and governance and assurance. 


An Improvement Notice was issued to the NI Ambulance Service Trust on 21 December 2018, to ensure robust staff training for infection prevention and control is delivered and assured across the organisation.

  • Compliance required by 31 March 2019