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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.

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.

http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/regulation-7-requirements-relating-registered-managers#full-regulation

Best wishes.

Sheila


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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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