Ask Sheila

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Can I be the Responsible Individual as well as the Registered Manager?

Dear Sheila,

I am the 'Responsible Individual' for a Domiciliary Care Agency. Our Registered Manager is having to give up the post for the time being. My question is whether I am able to take on both roles and titles whilst a new Registered Manager is being recruited? If so what are the processes in informing CQC?  I would be most grateful for your advice and help.

 

Dear N,

 

Thank you for your question.

 

This is fairly straightforward.

 

You will need to inform the CQC that your manager has left and you can do this one in of two ways, either by using the CQC notification form which can be found by clicking on the link below or, if you have a Provider Portal, you can notify them via the Portal.

 

http://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/notifications/changes-registered-details-registered-manager-activity

 

You will need to use another of these forms to inform the CQC that you will be the Acting Manager while you recruit a new manager and you will need to amend your Statement of Purpose. You must notify the CQC within 28 days of these changes.

 

Best wishes,

 

Sheila


What would you like to ask Sheila?

Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.






Join over 36,000 users already using the QCS Management System!
Start Free Trial
Back to Top
December Special Offer - Save £500
Start FREE Trial Click here