A Registered Manager should be appropriately skilled with the qualification(s), knowledge and experience and demonstrate the competency required to manage the regulated activity. At Thames Hospice the Director of Nursing and Family Services is our Registered Manager.
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 7 ensures that people who use healthcare services have their needs met because the regulated activity is managed by an appropriate person. This is because providers who comply with the regulations will have a Registered Manager who:
Is of good character
Is able properly to perform tasks that are intrinsic to their role
Has the necessary qualifications, competence, skills and experience to manage the regulated activity
Has supplied the Care Quality Commission with documents that confirm their suitability.
As Thames Hospice is registered with the Care Quality Commission, (CQC) we are required to nominate an individual to act as the main point of contact with them. A Nominated Individual has responsibility for supervising the way that the CQC regulated activity that we undertake is managed. At Thames Hospice the Director of Nursing and Family Services, Lisa Church, is our Nominated Individual. In the absence of Lisa Church, Debbie Raven covers this role.