We inspect NHS mental health services in Wales to check people are receiving good care.
How we inspect
We look at how services:
- Meet the Quality Standards 2023
- Comply with the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 and implementation of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Meet any other relevant professional standards and guidance where applicable
Mental health inspections are usually unannounced. This allows us to see services in the way they usually operate. The service does not receive any advance warning of an unannounced inspection.
The inspections are conducted by at least one HIW inspector, external reviewer (with relevant professional experience) and voluntary lay reviewer (to speak to patients about their experiences of care).
If you would like a copy of our inspection workbook please contact firstname.lastname@example.org quoting which inspection type of workbook you require.