Do I need to register with CQC? | QCS

Hi Sheila, I am a self employed carer and I will be doing personal care. Do I need to register with CQC?

Sheila Scott
Answered by Sheila Scott


Dear P,


Thank you for your question.


There is a really useful document on the Care Quality Commission website entitled “The Scope of Registration”.


This is a quote from the document:


“Where a person, or a related third party on their behalf, makes their own arrangement for nursing care or personal care, and the nurse or carer works directly for them and under their control without an agency or employer involved in managing or directing the care provided, the nurse or carer does not need to register for that regulated activity.”


I think that there  is a clear answer to your question,


You can find the document here.


With best wishes.



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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. 3. Read more

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