Ask Sheila England

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

31st March 2020

Can the provider of a care home put an acting manger in place while the registered manager is off sick?

Can the provider of a care home put an acting manger in place while the registered manager is off sick
And can that person come from outside the company

Dear Jennie,

 

Thank you for your question.

 

The answer to your question is of course they can. The provider will be registered with CQC and it is part of their responsibility to make sure that the care home is appropriately staffed.

 

If the Registered Manager is off sick for a period of time the provider should recruit someone either internally or externally temporary basis. It would be the Providers responsibility to ensure that the person appointed has the experience and expertise to carry out the role. It would also be the providers responsibility to inform CQC.

 

Best wishes.

Sheila

 


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.


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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.








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