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09th May 2016

Does the Registered Manager of a domiciliary care agency need to have a nursing qualification?

Does the registered manager of a domicile art care agency have to have a nursing qualification?

Dear Anne,

I presume that you mean a domiciliary care agency.

The answer to your question is straightforward. The answer is no. The owner has to decide what the qualifications are that are required to run a particular agency. It could be that a nursing qualification is required by you but it is not a requirement.

You will see the requirement and guidance on the CQC website which is:

  • Has the necessary qualifications, competence, skills and experience to manage the regulated activity.

Best wishes.


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.

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