MedAid Services and the Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England. Organisations that provide any of the regulated activities listed under the Health and Social Care Act, must register with the Care Quality Commission.
After reviewing the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and discussions with the Care Quality Commission, MedAid Services do not provide any of the regulated activities, therefore are not required to register under the Act.
If a provider provides first aid treatment only, or provides first aid cover at events, registration would not normally be required for that activity alone, unless an ambulance is used for patient transport.
MedAid Services do not operate ambulances for patient transport. Where there is a need for this at an event, we have a close relationship with a partner organisation who is registered with the Care Quality Commission.
‘Treatment of Disease, Disorder or Injury’ is only regulated when the treatment is carried out by a listed healthcare professional. MedAid Services do not employ anyone on this list, therefore they are not regulated by CQC, and do not need to register (See page 59 of the Scope of Registration).
Just because we are not registered with the CQC, doesn’t mean our quality of service is any less. We have robust policies in place, which are reviewed regularly, to ensure that we provide all our clients with the best possible service and our patients with the best possible care. Our policies include Standard Operating Procedures, Privacy & Dignity, Patient Confidentiality, Data Protection as well as Complaints Procedures.
For further information or advice, please contact us.