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Personal care and CQC

I have a company that helps elderly people with practical care, e.g. cooking, housework, shopping etc. If I have a client that requires personal care can I buy in services from another person/company or would I have to be CQC registered?

Dear Alexandra,

If the person providing the personal care is employed by and under the direct instruction of that employer then that employer has to be registered with CQC. You do not.

The following web link takes you to the CQC guidance on the Scope of Registration which I think you will find helpful.
http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20150326_100001_scope_registration_march_2015_updated.pdf

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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