I want to start a secure transport company, to transfer patients with mental health illness and learning difficulties from one hospital to another. Some of the patients are detained under the Mental Health Act.
Do I need to register with CQC?
Thank you for your question.
The CQC document Scope of Registration on Page 48 sets out how registration relates to transport services.
I believe that the document suggests that the service you are intending to provide should be registered with CQC.
Because this is something that I am not familiar with I suggest that you contact the CQC Call Centre to ask them. They can be reached on 03000 616161.
You can contact me again if the advice you receive from CQC is not helpful.
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.
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