New CQC guidance on pre-employment checks
CQC have published new guidance and FAQs relating to evidence providers must retain to show CQC they have carried out the necessary pre-employment checks for all staff carrying out personal care.
Regulation 19(3)(a) of the Health and Social Care Act (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 requires providers to make available to CQC the information set out in Schedule 3. CQC Inspectors may ask for this information at any time in relation to each "person employed for the purposes of carrying on a regulated activity". The guidance lists the type of information providers must keep and an explanatory note.
Providers are advised to read the guidance and to review their recruitment polices to ensure they are completing the employment checks required and can provide the evidence CQC set out in the guidance.