The Care Quality Commission is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government established in 2009 to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England. This means that the CQC has the authority to regulate and inspect the following: NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations – whether in hospitals, care homes or people’s own homes.
This public body is responsible for ensuring the safety and quality of health and social services provided to people who use such services. The Care Quality Commission also assesses the performance of commissioners and providers, monitors the operation of the Mental Health Act and ensures coordination and management of all activities across health and adult social care.
The Care Quality Commission manages registration of all health and social care providers; this means that all health and social care providers must undergo initial registration before granted permission to perform such services. Care providers must demonstrate that they can meet, or are already meeting the registration requirements. Maintaining to demonstrate their ability to meet standards is required to continuous registration.
The CQC Registration Regulations 2009 came into force 1st April 2010. These regulations where applied to enforce the registration requirements about the way people provide or manage a regulated activity in England.
Ensuring you are in compliance with these regulations can be highly time consuming and ,is one of the many daily tasks of running a care service. This is why Quality Compliance Systems has developed bespoke management systems to help you manage your legal requirements and maintain the required standards.
You can take a look at the CQC Registration Regulations 2009 and relevant associated documents through an official government body by clicking here.