The CQC have published updated guidance on the Scope of Registration. This replaces the previous version which was last published in March 2015.
The Scope guidance helps all registered providers to decide whether they need to register with the CQC. The updated guidance covers:
- Who and what needs to be registered with CQC
- What each regulated activity includes – and what it doesn’t include
- Which regulated activities health and care providers are most likely to need to register for
Although the regulations themselves are the same, a lot has changed since 2015. The updates reflect the changes in the way health and social care is now delivered and how regulated activities apply to some new types of services. It explains how these services come under the regulated activities to make sure the CQC are registering and regulating providers to keep people safe.
They have also updated a lot of the language, to make the guidance clearer and more accessible, and improved the format so it’s easier to use on the improved website.