Helping you to achieve Care Inspectorate Registration

Our comprehensive management system supports your Care Inspectorate registration

Care Inspectorate Registration Support

  • Supports your Care Inspectorate Compliance under The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010. They assess the quality of services to make sure they meet the Health and Social Care Standards, these are used in our Satisfaction Surveys
  • Policies & Procedures are fully customised to you.
  • Save Time — How long would it take you to create and update 2300+ pages of guidance?

Our comprehensive management system supports your Care Inspectorate registration by:

  • Meeting the requirements of the Health and Social Care Standards
  • Providing you with Essential policies and procedures
  • Supporting you through your Care Inspectorate registration
  • Being outcome-focussed
  • Keeping you updated with policy changes

With over 250 policies and procedures, the QCS online care management system is fully comprehensive and suitable both for the new entrant to the healthcare market as well as the experienced professional. The combined focus of registration and inspection is reflected throughout all policy developments.

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Getting the right policies to support your registration

The QCS Management System contains a whole raft of registration related policies and procedures that you need to have in place in order to safely carry on your care service, including:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Care Plans
  • Service User Guides
  • Adult Support and Protection Policy
  • Duty of Candour
  • Equality and Diversity Policies
  • Human Rights Policies

Meeting the demands of Care Inspectorate Registration

Care Inspectorate Registration is more than just a compliance-led legal requirement. As the QCS management system can attest, it’s an inbuilt safety feature to ensure that only the very highest levels of care is being provided.

There are 3 stages to Care Inspectorate registration.. Each and every one of them must be followed to maximise your chances of success in gaining registration. The process can be time-consuming but QCS can advise on where to begin.

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3 Key Stages of Care Inspectorate registration

The Care Inspectorate advise 3 stages to Registration. Complete each and every one of these in order to gain your registration. The following is a quick and handy list, all easily referenced on the Care Inspectorate website. They are:

Stage 1: Review of Application/Collation of Information
Stage 2: Assessment
Stage 3: What Happens Next? Granting, refusing or withdrawing registration

Location, Location, Location!

It’s really important to remember that you are registering each of your locations with the Care Inspectorate where a regulated activity is being carried on. Regulated activities range from personal care and surgical procedures to accommodation for those who require nursing. Review the regulated activities list and if you provide it within a given location, then that location must be registered with the Care Inspectorate.  A quick call to the Quality Compliance Systems team will help to answer any questions that you may have.

Care Inspectorate Registration can be a daunting prospect, but QCS are here to help you every step of the way.

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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA)

Latest Question

Can I employ a 16 year old to work in my care setting who wants to gain experience in the Care Sector?

Hi Sheila,

I employ 12 people who work always on a 2:1 ratio with my disabled son. I have been approached by a staff member who has a 16 year old daughter who wants to gain experience in care work. As she would always be supervised and after training would she be able to assist with bathing and pad changes? This all happens within my adapted home, not a care home setting.

  Dear Nigel,   Thank you for your question.   As you know you do not have to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) because as is set out in the CQC document,...

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Policy Updates

Updated: 19th February 2019

Access to Information Policy and Procedure

Administration Communications Region: | Reference: NIAC01
Updated: 19th February 2019

Illegal Drug Misuse in the Service User’s Home Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: NICC104
Updated: 19th February 2019

Consumption of Alcohol Policy and Procedure

Administration Registration & Compliance Region: | Reference: NIAR43
Updated: 19th February 2019

Distribution of Safety Alert Broadcasts, Rapid Response Reporting and Safety Notices Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: NIAB32
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