Standards and Regulations published

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|Homecare providers must register by April 1| National Minimum Standards and Regulations for domiciliary care and nurses agencies were published by the Department of Health on Christmas Eve ­ an unusual stocking-filler. The start date for the Regulations and Standards is April 1. Homecare agencies are required to register with the National Care Standards commission (NCSC) by April 1 and after that date, all new services will need to register with the NCSC before they can begin operating. Now the Regulations have been published, the NCSC says it will work speedily to finalise and produce the application materials, and provide information about how and when the forms will be available. The application pack is expected to consist of an “About registration” booklet, registration routefinder, application forms and associated documents for organisations, individuals and managers. Homecare operators will also need Appendix A (3) for domiciliary care providers. – Further information can be accessed at:

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