Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) guidance

We offer our members assistance, assurance and practical support with RQIA inspections.

All dental practices in Northern Ireland offering private dental care and treatment were required to register with the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) from 1st April 2011.

We've produced straightforward guidance to help practices apply for registration.


Practical support and assistance with RQIA inspections

We can provide you with:

  • Practical assistance to reduce the impact of registration and inspection of your practice, and explanation of the Minimum Standards for Dental Care and Treatment
  • Downloadable guidance on completion of the application form, Registered Manager form, and Access NI Criminal Records checks. A downloadable 'Word' version of the Statement of Purpose is also included
  • Our Quality Manual, which contains template policies and protocols covering virtually all aspects of RQIA requirements
  • Our Decontamination and Cross Infection Control Manual (Northern Ireland), which includes advice, guidance, and templates for HTM 01-05 as it applies in Northern Ireland

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