Helping you to achieve CQC Registration

Our comprehensive management system supports your CQC registration

CQC Registration Support

  • 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
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Our comprehensive management system supports your CQC registration by:

  • Meeting the requirements of the Fundamental Standards of Quality and Safety
  • Providing you with Essential policies and procedures
  • Supporting you through your CQC registration
  • Being outcome-focussed
  • Keeping you updated with policy changes

With over 250 policies and procedures, the QCS online care managements 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 CQC Registration

The key document in order to gain CQC registration is your Statement of Purpose.  The QCS Management System contains not only a Statement of Purpose, but also 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
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Equality and Diversity Policies
  • Human Rights Policies.

Meeting the demands of CQC Registration

CQC 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 are being provided.

There are 7 key steps for CQC 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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7 Key Steps of CQC registration

The CQC advises 7 steps to CQC Registration. Complete each and every one of these 7 key steps in order to gain your registration. The following is a quick and handy list, all easily referenced on the CQC website. They are:
Step 1: Apply for DBS check
Step 2: Finalise Statement of Purpose
Step 3: Obtain References
Step 4: Complete Registered Manager application
Step 5: Complete your application
Step 6: Submit your application, Statement of Purpose and Registered Manager application (if applicable).
Step 7: Review checklist before submitting application.

Location, Location, Location!

It’s really important to remember that you are registering each of your locations with the CQC 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 CQC.  A quick call to the Quality Compliance Systems team will help to answer any questions that you may have.

Key Appointments: Registered Manager and Nominated Individual

It’s not just your service you are registering; you need to also ensure that you register the manager who is in day-to-day charge of your business: the Registered Manager. In addition to this you need to appoint a Nominated Individual who is the key contact with the CQC.  This person is responsible for supervising the regulated activity and can be the same person as the Registered Manager.

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

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

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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.

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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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