Requirements for registration with the Care Quality Commission: response to consultations on fundamental standards, the duty of candour and the fit and proper persons requirement for directors

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Great Britain. Department of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 July 2014
Health Services, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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From April 2015, subject to parliamentary approval, all health and social care providers will be required to meet fundamental standards of care as a condition of their registration with the Care Quality Commission. There will be criminal penalties for failing to meet some of the standards. The fundamental standards are intended to describe the basic requirements that providers should always meet, and set the standard of care that service users should always expect to receive.

Responses to the consultation were used to improve the drafting of the fundamental standards regulations. This consultation response document explains the changes made in more detail. It also sets out the approach to introducing the new fundamental standards, the Duty of Candour and the fit and proper persons requirement.