- Tier 1 activity will be conducted entirely offsite and will be used primarily where issues cannot be resolved via the standard concerns process and where the risk of conducting an onsite inspection remains high
- Tier 2 will introduce a combination of offsite and limited onsite activity
- Tier 3 will represent a more traditional onsite inspection.
Wales pilots new approach to regulation
Three-month trial introduces three-tiered approach
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) has set out new ways of working to regulate services, including dispensing practices, during the next 12 months. A pilot running from August to October will introduce a three-tiered model of assurance and inspection that reduces the reliance on onsite inspection activity.