CQC – staff training for care staff

CQC – staff training for care staff

How well do you know the Fundamental Standards?

As a Registered Manager of a regulated activity, you have a personal responsibility to ensure your service operates in accordance with the Fundamental Standards as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

When CQC inspect your service, if they identify a breach of these Fundamental Standards, they will, in all likelihood, take action against your service. The nature of the action will depend on the severity and number of breaches.

It is therefore a business-critical requirement for all Registered Managers, and all care staff to be clear on what your responsibilities are.

Every service should ensure they have a copy of the Fundamental Standards within the service and should ensure they have policies and procedures in place.

Key points to ensure you are clear on, and operating in accordance with are:

  • Reg 9 – Person Centred care
  • Reg 10 – Dignity and respect
  • Reg 11 – Need for consent
  • Reg 12 – Safe care and treatment
  • Reg 13 – Safeguarding
  • Reg 14 – Meeting nutritional and hydration needs
  • Reg 15 – Premises and equipment
  • Reg 16 – Complaints
  • Reg 17 – Good governance
  • Reg 18 – Staffing
  • Reg 19 – Fit and proper persons employed
  • Reg 20 – Duty of Candour
  • Reg 20A – Display of Performance Assessments

Hempsons offer a bespoke training package for Registered Managers on how to ensure you are meeting the Fundamental standards – please contact us for further information.

Get in touch to discuss bespoke requirements and rates for your organisation.