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The Nursing Homes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Statement of purpose

    4. 4.Patient’s guide

    5. 5.Information about fees

    6. 6.Review of statement of purpose and patient’s guide

  3. PART II REGISTERED PERSONS

    1. 7.Fitness of registered provider

    2. 8.Appointment of manager

    3. 9.Fitness of registered manager

    4. 10.Registered person: general requirements

    5. 11.Registered person: notification of offences

  4. PART III CONDUCT OF THE NURSING HOME

    1. 12.Requirements to ensure quality of nursing and other service provision

    2. 13.Health and welfare of patients

    3. 14.Further requirements as to health and welfare

    4. 15.Assessment of patients

    5. 16.Patient’s plan

    6. 17.Review of quality of nursing and other service provision

    7. 18.Facilities and services

    8. 19.Records

    9. 20.Staffing

    10. 21.Fitness of workers

    11. 22.Restrictions on acting for patients

    12. 23.Staff views as to conduct of the nursing home

    13. 24.Complaints

    14. 25.Guidance for nurses and health care professionals

    15. 26.Clinical trials and research

  5. PART IV PREMISES

    1. 27.Fitness of premises

  6. PART V MANAGEMENT

    1. 28.Financial position

    2. 29.Visits by registered provider

  7. PART VI MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 30.Notification of death, illness and other events

    2. 31.Notice of absence

    3. 32.Notice of changes

    4. 33.Notice of termination of accommodation

    5. 34.Appointment of liquidators etc.

    6. 35.Death of registered person

    7. 36.Offences

    8. 37.Compliance with regulations

    9. 38.Revocation

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

      1. 1.The name and address of the registered provider and of...

      2. 2.The relevant qualifications and experience of the registered provider and...

      3. 3.The number, relevant qualifications and experience of the staff working...

      4. 4.The philosophy of care.

      5. 5.The status and constitution of the nursing home.

      6. 6.The organisational structure of the nursing home.

      7. 7.The number of patients to be accommodated or provided with...

      8. 8.The range of needs, (categories of nursing) that the nursing...

      9. 9.Any criteria used for admission to the nursing home, including...

      10. 10.The arrangements for patients to engage in social activities, hobbies...

      11. 11.The arrangements made for consultation with patients about the operation...

      12. 12.The fire precautions and associated emergency procedures in the nursing...

      13. 13.The arrangements made, so far as it is practicable, that...

      14. 14.The arrangements made for contact between patients and their relatives,...

      15. 15.The arrangements for dealing with complaints.

      16. 16.The arrangements made for dealing with reviews of the patient’s...

      17. 17.The number and size of rooms in the nursing home....

      18. 18.Details of any specific therapeutic techniques used in the nursing...

      19. 19.The arrangements made for respecting the privacy and dignity of...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS TO BE OBTAINED IN RESPECT OF PERSONS, CARRYING ON, MANAGING OR WORKING AT A NURSING HOME

      1. 1.Proof of the person’s identity, including a recent photograph.

      2. 2.Either – (a) where a certificate is required for a...

      3. 3.Two written references relating to the person, including a reference...

      4. 4.Where a person has previously worked in a position whose...

      5. 5.Details and documentary evidence of any relevant qualifications or accredited...

      6. 6.A full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation...

      7. 7.Evidence that the person is physically and mentally fit for...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      RECORDS TO BE KEPT IN A NURSING HOME IN RESPECT OF EACH PATIENT

      1. 1.The following documents in respect of each patient –

      2. 2.A recent photograph of the patient.

      3. 3.A record of the following matters in respect of each...

      4. 4.A copy of correspondence relating to each patient.

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      OTHER RECORDS TO BE KEPT IN A NURSING HOME

      1. 1.A copy of the statement of purpose.

      2. 2.A copy of the patient’s guide.

      3. 3.A record of all accounts relating to the home, including...

      4. 4.A copy of all inspection reports.

      5. 5.A copy of any report made under regulation 29(4)(c) and...

      6. 6.A record of all persons employed at the nursing home,...

      7. 7.A copy of the duty roster of persons working at...

      8. 8.A record of the nursing home’s charges to patients, including...

      9. 9.A record of all money or other valuables deposited by...

      10. 10.A record of furniture and personal possessions brought by a...

      11. 11.A record of all complaints made by patients or representatives...

      12. 12.A record of any of the following events that occur...

      13. 13.Records of the food provided for patients in sufficient detail...

      14. 14.A record of every fire practice, drill or test of...

      15. 15.A statement of the procedure to be followed in the...

      16. 16.A statement of the procedure to be followed in the...

      17. 17.A record of charges made to patients for transport and...

      18. 18.Where patients collectively own the vehicles –

      19. 19.A record of the programme of events and activities that...

      20. 20.A record of all staff meetings held and the names...

      21. 21.A record of training undertaken as referred to in regulation...

      22. 22.A record of all visitors to the nursing home, including...

  9. Explanatory Note

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