This outcome is broadly simlar to outcome 23 in terms of fitness to run the service, but focused on arrangements required where the provider is NOT a partnership.

Outcome in plain English

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If the service provider is a body other than a partnership they must manage quality by notifying an appropriate nominated individual
23 The nominated individual who is incharge of service management:

  • Must be registered with the CQC
  • Be of good character
  • Is physically and mentally able to do the job

This means:

  • The nominated person does not suffer from an illness which may cause risk to patients
  • They themselves are not at risk because of a patients’ illness
  • The nominated person must have the skills and qualifications for the job
  • This includes that they:Undertakes continued professional development
    • have undergone all necessary employment checks before their appointment
    • are registered with the  Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)
  • Has an awareness and knowledge of diversity and human rights
  • Is aware of the services’ policies, procedures, legislation and standards
  • Knows who to contact when advice is needed
  • Is able to give the registered manager all the resources and information that they need
  • Has given full authority to the registered manager to carry out their day to day job


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