01 / 4 / 2015 10.52am
On 31 March 2015 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published revised guidance for NHS providers on the fit and proper person requirements for directors.
The requirements came into force for NHS bodies (including NHS trusts, foundation trusts and special health authorities) on 27 November 2014 under Regulation 5 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
As of 1 April 2015, the scope of the Regulation 5 extends more widely to all care providers required to register with the CQC, including adult social care, primary medical and dental care, and independent healthcare.
The regulations outline a set of fundamental standards of care for all care providers required to register with the CQC from April 2015. The standards replace the CQC's existing registration requirements and are intended to provide clear benchmarks which all providers must meet in the provision of health and care services. The standards also gives the CQC legal powers to take enforcement action against any provider that does not meet these standards.
For further information visit the CQC website and download their revised guidance for NHS providers on the fit and proper person requirements for directors.
Additional information for NHS bodies about the fit and proper person requirements and how they can meet compliance can be found on our web pages