CQC stands for “The Care Quality Commission” and is a form of an executive public body of the health department in the UK. There are certain questions about registration of CQC that are often asked by people. Here we’ve answered a few for you.
What is a provider?
A provider is a legal entity who is responsible for performing all the regulated activities for which they seek registration. There are mainly three types of providers:
- An individual
Send an application
To get registered, a properly filled CQC registration application form must be sent by the provider to the concerned office. They should present all the details pertaining to the applicant, all the regulated activities they want to apply for and the location from which, at which, the permission needs to be granted.
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The CQC or Care Quality Commission is the regulator of all healthcare and social care services Registration with CQC is a mandatory requirement for all health care and social care service providers. The CQC registration process is intentionally designed to be lengthy and detailed. There are certain things that you need to consider if you want a successful registration whether it’s for the role of the registered service provider or a registered manager.
You should read the CQC guide and the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (updated 2012) along with the regulations. This is an important part of your preparation whether you are gunning for the role of the registered service provider or registered manager.
In case of a service provider, the structure of the organisation and full details of all the partners, directors, promoters needs to be declared, failing to do so may result in cancellation of registration. The Manager is required to establish a commercial system that runs at par with the regulation guidelines. At the time of registration, he is required to provide a framework for the same to show his understanding.
Employing compliance management systems
A health and social care compliance management system is a source of expert skill and information. For a small or medium scale business, this is a life saver without which tackling the CQC system is nearly impossible. These not only simplify the registration but also provide the foundation on which a compliant operation can be established.
The CQC is not only a regulator but registering with CQC is the first step in starting your business or career in adult health care or services. The health care and social care sector is a booming area of business with ample growth and job opportunities, a determined and detailed preparation may hand over the key to this opportunity in your hands.