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Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2015

The Care Act represents the most significant reform of social care in more than 60 years, putting service user and stakeholders in control of their care and support.

The primary focus of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 was to create a new regulator whose purpose was to provide registration and inspection of health and adult social care services together for the first time, with the aim of ensuring safety and quality of care for service users.

Thus the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was established, with enhanced powers to regulate primary care services, including hospitals, GP practices, Dental practices and Care Homes.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 made minor changes to the 2008 Act, strengthening the relationship between the CQC and Monitor (the independent regulator of NHS foundation trusts) and the establishment of Healthwatch, the consumer champion for health and social care.

Various legislations have come into effect since the 2008 Act was passed, to give greater clarity.  First and foremost amongst these is the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010, concentrating on defining the types of services regulated and the activities for which they must be registered to provide.

The Care Act 2014 came into force in early 2015, introducing a statutory framework for safeguarding adults in England. This saw the introduction of the Duty of Candour and Fundamental Standards by which all service providers are now inspected against.

This cohesive approach has led to the Care Quality Commission becoming one of the most powerful regulatory bodies in the UK.

QCS Policy Updates and Latest Blogs

Latest policy update:

Job Description – Support Worker

Document Modified Date:
08/01/2016 15:11

This document has been updated to expand on the main duties of the role, by promoting a person-centred manner of working and understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Also, this document has been updated for minor amendments to wording and grammar.

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Latest Blogs

The perfect week ›

The Perfect Care Week is a national improvement programme from the...

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Staff inductions ›

If you have a new member of staff starting in your team...

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Self-neglect and a duty to intervene ethically ›

I’m taking a break from the series of blogs on European...

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A language issue ›

In the case of Kelly v Covance Laboratories Limited, the employment...

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Compliance toolkits for:

Adult Social Care ›

A comprehensive solution for achieving Care Quality Commission (CQC) compliance. This leading tool assembles all.

Dentists ›

The QCS Dental Practice Management System is designed to enable the effective management of CQC registration.

GPs ›

Running a primary care business is now more complex than it has ever been before. In the case of general practices.

Scottish Care ›

The QCS Scottish Social Care Management System is a comprehensive solution for achieving compliance.

Welsh Care ›

The QCS Welsh Social Care Management System has been designed to meet the compliance requirements.

QCS Case Studies and Latest Blogs

Case Studies

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Latest Blogs

The perfect week ›

The Perfect Care Week is a national improvement programme from the...

Read more ›

Staff inductions ›

If you have a new member of staff starting in your team...

Read more ›

Self-neglect and a duty to intervene ethically ›

I’m taking a break from the series of blogs on European...

Read more ›

A language issue ›

In the case of Kelly v Covance Laboratories Limited, the employment...

Read more ›

CQC Outcomes are now called Key Lines of Enquiry. CQC Essential Standards are now CQC Fundamental Standards.