Regulations for service providers and managers

13 March 2015

The CQC has published guidance for providers and managers on how to meet quality and safety regulations, including the so-called “fundamental standards” or minimum standards for care.

This document covers two groups of regulations: Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 and Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4).

It applies from 1 April 2015, and will replace the previous guidance.

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