Ask the Care Specialists

Welcome to our 'Ask the Care Specialists', your one-stop portal for social care-related questions. Our team of specialists will try to answer as many of your Social Care questions as possible.

How regularly do I need to check the PIN numbers of our registered nurses who are working within our care home?

How regularly do I need to check the PIN numbers of our registered nurses who are working within our care home ?

It is advisable to check the register at least annually and keep a record of these checks. You should also include in your registered nurse contract or job description that it is the nurse’s responsibility to maintain registration and notify the employer immediately of any new restrictions or failure to revalidate in between the annual checks.

How to check: https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/search-the-register/how-to-use-search-the-register/

The NMC code

23.2 tell both us and any employers as soon as you can about any caution or charge against you, or if you have received a conditional discharge in relation to, or have been found guilty of, a criminal offence (other than a protected caution or conviction)

23.3 tell any employers you work for if you have had your practice restricted or had any other conditions imposed on you by us or any other relevant body.

23.4 tell us and your employers at the first reasonable opportunity if you are or have been disciplined by any regulatory or licensing organisation, including those who operate outside of the professional health and care environment

Read more on the code at https://www.nmc.org.uk/standards/code/read-the-code-online/

Lindsay Rees

Lindsay joined QCS in May 2022 as the Head of Social Care Content following 17 years working as senior leader in Adult Social Care. She is a qualified adult nurse and has previously held operational leadership roles including, registered manager, regional support manager, regional clinical quality manager, head of quality and director of health.


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Have you got a social care question that you just can't find the answer to? Our team of sector specialists is here to provide you with easy-to-understand top tips on a wide range of topics, from dementia, mental health to employment law or every day operational queries to help you deliver outstanding care.

We try to answer as many of your questions as possible. We give priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends. To learn more about the team visit: https://www.qcs.co.uk/team/

Please note that our specialists cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. Please do have a look at our website https://www.qcs.co.uk at other answers provided by our experts and in our Expert Insights section https://www.qcs.co.uk/blog. There is a wealth of information here freely accessible that could help you.

Important note: We are not in any way affiliated or connected to the Care Quality Commission, Care Inspectorate Scotland, or Care Inspectorate Wales. If your query relates to someone who is at risk of harm or in danger, you must follow your local safeguarding procedures. It is important that you speak to your regulator who will provide you with the best guidance and support.







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