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.

Do we need to have maternity coverage for our registered manager?

Hi Sheila,

Do we need to appoint or recruit a new Registered Manager should the existing one go on maternity leave?

Dear Owen,

Thank you for your question.

If the Registered Manager is absent for more than 28 days you need to formally inform CQC. https://www.cqc.org.uk/content/notifications

You should inform CQC of the arrangements you have put in place to cover the Registered Manager's absence.

The interim Manager that you appoint could be:

  • Yourself if you are the Responsible Individual and you have the required experience and expertise to carry out the role.
  • A senior member of staff who you are confident has the required experience and expertise.
  • You could advertise for an interim Manager or seek assistance from a recruitment agency.

I hope this is helpful.

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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