CQC Regulated Activity
CQC Checking - What is it?
Since April 2010, all NHS providers (whether NHS organisations or private providers) have been required to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Organisations registered with the CQC are required to comply with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 and the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009, in particular, the requirements relating to the recruitment of staff.
NHS providers are required to provide evidence of compliance with the NHS Employment Check Standards as part of the CQC's annual regulatory framework. Can you provide evidence you took reasonable steps?
Can you provide evidence of compliance?
The CQC standard comprises of the following checks:
- ID verification
- Address verification
- Verification of Education
- Verification of licences/memberships
- Five year employment history
- Gap referencing
- Enhanced Criminal Record Check