Care Home

Registration and Inspection

Care Home

  • Supports your CQC Compliance under The Care Act 2014 and The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2015
  • Policies & Procedures are fully customised to you as required by the CQC
  • Save Time — How long would it take you to create and update 2300+ pages of guidance?

People at different points in their lives may have needs that can only be appropriately addressed by trained staff in a residence in which the service user can live.  Depending on the regulatory body which is specific to each constituent country that makes up the UK, a set of standards will be in place which trained staff must adhere to when providing their care service.

Safety and choice are important in the delivery of care, so all staff who work within the care home will be appropriately qualified and registered to discharge their role. Inspection reports are made publicly available so that prospective service users can gauge for themselves the quality of care provided and the life they can expect to lead in the home.  Meals are always provided and trained staff will be available on call at all times, with shift systems in operation to ensure that 24 hours a day, help can and will be provided.

Services range from the standard care home providing residential care for the elderly, to nursing homes and those that specialise in specific needs like mental health or learning disabilities.

Registration and Inspection

As of the 5th June 2013, 12,836 care homes have been registered with the CQC in England.  This is the single biggest health and adult social care category overseen by the regulator.  All care homes in England must be registered with the Care Quality Commission in order to legally operate.  Once registered the care home provider is then subject to an inspection regime to ensure that the Essential Standards are always being adhered to.  (AWAITING DATA FOR SCOTLAND AND WALES)

Sign Up For Our No Obligation Free Trial

Start FREE Trial No Credit Card Required

over 48,000

Care, Dental & Medical professionals
save time, stay compliant and
improve standards.

  • very good hope to carry on doing…

    very good hope to carry on doing business with you and to open my business and succeed with your help Tegan
  • I spoke with Tina today and received an…

    I spoke with Tina today and received an excellent service. She was precise and extremely helpful in her responses. She followed up the conversation with email links within minutes of the conversation. Fantastic service. Elaine
  • The help I have received from 3 members…

    The help I have received from 3 members of QCS staff has been excellent and I have been treated with respect and a valued customer. Vanita was really helpful when trialling the 24 hour free trial and then helping me with setting up the full system. Marissa was really helpful and patient when helping me with completing the registration page so I was able to become compliant with the system. Kate was really helpful with helping me learn how to… Karen
  • Efficient and very helpful especially…

    Efficient and very helpful especially Marissa Cole Karen
  • Marissa Cole

    The lady i spoke to was incredibly helpful and patient with me, guided me around all the icons and gave good explanations despite me interrupting several times :) Gemma

Expert Insights

QCS Expert Insights, where you can find all the latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries

10th September 2018

Family Care-givers as Part of The Team

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  When a new resident arrives it has become standard practice now for the family care-givers and perhaps close friends to...

10th September 2018

Dependant Leave & Employer Responsibilities

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

  September will see the first day of school for many young children and their doting parents will not want to...

10th September 2018

Are we ensuring Dignity choice and control?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Indulging me….or supporting?! Last term I had been helping out at my son’s school for the odd hour.  I’m relishing the...

30th August 2018

Self- evaluation = Improvement

Senga Currie Head of Care Development (Scotland)

With the new framework for inspection (for care homes for older people) in use, we will soon be able to...

Ask Sheila

Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA)

Latest Question

Can you refuse to go to a client if they are physically violent and what are the steps to take?

Hi Sheila, can you refuse to go to a client if they are physically violent? And can you leave the premises?

  Dear M,   Thank you for your question.   It is of course a difficult question to answer.   This is something that you must discuss with the Registered Manager of your service.   The service has an...

Read full answer

Policy Updates

Updated: 01st August 2018

CQC Widget Display Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: DAB28
Updated: 01st August 2018

Emergency Communication Policy and Procedure

Administration Communications Region: | Reference: DAC05
Updated: 01st August 2018

Hate Crime Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: DAB21
Updated: 01st August 2018

Heatwave Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Risk Management and Safeguarding Region: | Reference: GCC89
Join over 48,000 users already using the QCS Management System!
Start Free Trial
Scroll for more Back to Top
Start FREE Trial Click here