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How Do I Register as a New Manager with the CQC?

How Do I Register as a New Manager with the CQC?

If you’re stepping into the role of a manager responsible for the day-to-day operations of regulated activities, you’ll need to register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This process is crucial as it ensures that you comply with relevant regulations and are fit to carry out the responsibilities associated with the role. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps involved in registering as a new manager with the CQC.

Role of a Registered Manager:

Before delving into the registration process, let’s understand the significance of the role of a registered manager. Registered managers play a vital role in ensuring that individuals receiving care services have their needs met. They act as the key contact for services and share legal responsibilities with providers to meet regulatory requirements.

Who Needs to Register as a Manager:

You must register as a manager with the CQC if you are managing regulated activities for either an organisation, partnership, or individual provider who is not responsible for the day-to-day running of the regulated activity.

Before You Apply to Register:

Before you begin the registration process, ensure you have the necessary documentation and information ready. This includes:

  • Copy of your professional training qualifications
  • DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate issued in the past 12 months
  • List of your qualifications and training
  • Contact details for your GP and last employer

It’s essential to provide accurate information as providing false or misleading information could result in fines of up to £2,500.

How Long Does It Take to Register a Manager:

The CQC assesses all applications in the order they are received. Once your application is submitted, the process typically involves:

  • Reviewing the application and requesting more information if needed
  • Arranging an interview date
  • Notifying you of the decision on your application via email

The registration assessment process is rigorous and may take some time. You cannot manage regulated activities until your registration is confirmed.

How to Apply:

The application process depends on your provider:

  • Apply Online: If your provider is registering as a new provider and employing you as a registered manager, you must apply online using the provider portal. Your provider will provide instructions on completing the application online
  • Apply by Form and Email: If you’re employed by an existing provider either to manage a new service or continue in your existing role under a new provider, you’ll need to apply using a Word form and email it to the CQC. Ensure you use the appropriate application form for your situation, these are available directly on the CQC’s website

How HLTH Group Can Support:

Navigating the registration process with the CQC can be complex, but you don’t have to do it alone. The HLTH Group specialises in supporting individuals through registered manager applications and can provide coaching for interviews with the CQC. Our experienced team can guide you through each step of the process, ensuring that your application is thorough and meets all necessary requirements.

In conclusion, registering as a new manager with the CQC is a critical step in ensuring the quality and safety of care services. By following the outlined steps and seeking support when needed, you can navigate the process with confidence and embark on your role as a registered manager with clarity and readiness.