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.
What happens when there isn’t a registered manager?
How long can a care home run without a registered manager?
For a care home it will always be a condition of registration to have a Registered Manager.
Anyone who doesn't have a Registered Manager should be aware of the information taken from various pages of the Care Quality Commission website below.
This first one spells out the legal requirement and is clear that a failure to comply is a serious breach of regulation: https://www.cqc.org.uk/content/regulation-7-requirements-relating-registered-managers
Appendix 3, Page 53 of the following document spells out the impact on ratings of not having a Registered Manager without good reason: http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20150327_asc_community_provider_handbook_appendices_march_15_update_01.pdf
The following 2 pages refer to the action that CQC may take against care homes who have been without a Registered Manager for some time:
CQC takes very seriously the failure to recruit a Registered Manager within a reasonable length of time. The actions that they could take if there isn't a Registered Manager could have a significant impact on both the service and the business.
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.