Coping with the CQC Registration Requirements
On 1st April 2013 it became a requirement for all General Medical Practices to register with the Care Quality Commission. This makes it an offence under criminal law to operate an unregistered medical practice. For many doctors and practice managers registration may seem a difficult and time consuming task. In part this is due to a ‘culture shock factor’; few will have had close up exposure to such stringent regulatory control before. To help single-handed practitioners and new partnerships with the CQC registration process, we have formulated a Registration Module. This provides you with the core set of CQC compliant policies and procedures that are needed during the initial stage.
This group of policies form the foundation of how your practice is run, and enable you to confidently complete the CQC registration process. You will probably want to expand this set of core policies and procedures to achieve `Gold Standard` compliance; however, this can be attained as your workload permits. Most of the hard work has been done and all the necessary areas to register successfully are covered in the core set.