We routinely publish inspection reports in order to share good practice and to inform services and the public of any improvements needed in health and social care services. Click on an area of interest to view related reports.
We develop national standards to promote safety and quality in health and social care services in Ireland. To do this, we look at international best practice in health and social care and talk to service users and services.
We develop guidance to help services implement national standards and to explain our approach to inspecting and monitoring. We speak with experts, patients, families, carers, front-line staff and managers in order to produce guidance.
Our Healthcare team has worked on a number of important investigations and reviews into hospital services. Their findings and recommendations are important for all services, both in healthcare and social care.
It is important that health information is well managed in order to ensure high-quality, safe care. We review best practice internationally and work with experts to develop recommendations in this field.
We believe people who use health and social care services and those who provide them can help us to improve the quality and safety of these services by getting involved in public consultations about new care standards.