Review of Governance Arrangements in HSC Organisations that Support Professional Regulation, January 2017
RQIA has just published its review of governance arrangements in health and social care (HSC) organisations (HSC Board; trusts; Public Health Agency; Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service) to support professional regulation by: General Dental Council (GDC); General Medical Council (GMC); Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC); Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC); and Pharmaceutical Society Northern Ireland.
The review examined the clinical and social care governance arrangements to consider if they were in keeping with the standards and guidelines set by HSC organisations and professional regulatory bodies, in order to provide assurances to the Northern Ireland public that all health professionals are registered and fit to practice.
RQIA found that the HSC organisations reviewed had robust governance arrangements in place, to ensure essential requirements for adherence to professional registration and regulation. Click to read the full review or our short summary leaflet.