‘Care homes without managers’ claim brings storm of protest
An announcement from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in October that nearly a thousand care homes were without registered managers elicited a flurry of furious responses from organisations representing independent providers.
The National Care Forum (NCF) described the announcement as an “own goal” by the CQC, which had failed to register the managers in time for the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 on October 1.
“This looks like a headline in search of a story,” said NCF executive director Des Kelly.
The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) said the regulator had taken far too long to register newly appointed care home managers.
“It is highly regrettable that CQC has chosen to highlight the number of care homes that do not have managers registered with them without giving a more detailed and balanced explanation about its own, very slow registr