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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
Angels Recruitment Agency Ltd.

Condition placed on the registration of Angels Recruitment Agency Ltd. (Nursing Agency)​ on 28 May 2019.  The condition on registration requires the registered provider to notify RQIA when they are proposing to become operational.  You can view the condition of registration here.

Angels Recruitment Agency Ltd.

Condition placed on the registration of Angels Recruitment Agency Ltd. (Domiciliary Care Agency)​ on 28 May 2019.  The condition on registration requires the registered provider to notify RQIA when they are proposing to become operational.  You can view the condition of registration here.

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Two Improvement Notices issued to the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust on 16 August 2019, in relation to the management of patient finances and safeguarding arrangements at Muckamore Abbey Hospital have been extended.

  • Compliance required by 19 March 2020
Fortview

Condition placed on the registration of Fortview on 19 November 2019.  The condition on registration requires the registered provider to notify RQIA when they are proposing to become operational.  You can view the condition of registration here.

Gosna Care Agency Ltd.

Following a successful application on Wednesday 23 October 2019 for urgent procedure under Article 21 of The Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, RQIA has cancelled the registration of Ms Florence Tanyanyiwa as Registered Person of Gosna Care Agency with immediate effect.

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, and extended on 29 March and 20 September 2019, to ensure robust staff training for infection prevention and control is delivered and assured across the organisation.

  • Compliance required by 31 March 2020
Peniel Nursing Care Services

Condition placed on the registration of Peniel Nursing Care Services​ on 8 April 2019.  The condition on registration requires the registered provider to notify RQIA when they are proposing to become operational.  You can view the condition of registration here.

Pine Lodge

Condition placed on the registration of Pine Lodge on 26 November 2019.  The condition on registration requires the registered provider to notify RQIA when they are proposing to become operational.  You can view the condition of registration here.

Potens Domiciliary Care Agency

Two Failure to Comply Notices were issued to Potens Domiciliary Care Agency, Derrygonnelly on 27 January 2020 in relation to staffing records and management oversight.  

TW Care Services

One Failure to Comply Notice was issued to TW Care Services, Ballymena on 16 December 2019 in relation to quality monitoring systems at this domiciliary care agency.  

  • Compliance required by 16 March 2020
Ulster Independent Clinic

One Failure to Comply Notice was issued to Ulster Independent Clinic on 23 December 2019 in relation to medical governance at the clinic.  

  • Compliance required by 23 February 2020
Valley Nursing Home

A Notice of Proposal to cancel the registration of the responsible individual for Valley Nursing Home was issued on 27 December 2019.  


A Notice of Proposal to impose conditions on the registration of Valley Nursing Home was issued on 24 July 2019 and a Notice of Decision was issued on 18 September 2019.  The conditions are to: 

  1. Cease admissions to Valley Nursing Home until RQIA is assured that compliance with the FTC notices (above) is achieved and sustained, and
  2. Ensure monthly monitoring reports are shared with the home manager, the registered person and RQIA within five working days of the visits/reports having been completed. 
Western Health and Social Care Trust

An Improvement Notice was issued to the Western Health and Social Care Trust on 22 July 2019 and extended on 05 February 2020, in relation to the recognition and management of adverse incidents and near misses.

  • Compliance required by 22 June 2020