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RQIA has been tasked by the Department of Health (DOH) to carry out a series of actions
related to the recall of patients in respect of the Neurology Service provided by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

This work includes:

  • A review of the governance of outpatient services in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT) with a particular focus on neurology services and other high volume specialties.
  • An expert review of the clinical records of all patients or former patients of Dr Michael Watt who have died over the past 10 years; and
  • A review of governance arrangements in Independent (Private) Hospitals and Hospices in Northern Ireland.


You can access documents associated with RQIA's role in relation to neurology here