CQC Registration for Phlebotomists
Are you a phlebotomist and unsure if you need to be CQC registered?
Use this tool to help you learn more about your duty to register.
WHO ARE THE CQC?
The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and always encourage providers to improve.
The role of the CQC
To register care providers.
To monitor, inspect and rate services.
To take action to protect people who use services.
To speak with independent voice, publishing views on major quality issues in health and social care.
CQC FOR PHLEBOTOMISTS
For many phlebotomy practitioners, it may come as a surprise to learn that CQC registration applies to you. There have been advancements in regulations recently which makes it even more important to know if you could be at risk of investigation by the CQC.
Registration depends on how your phlebotomy service is set up and on whose behalf are you performing blood tests. From the CQC's perspective, phlebotomy typically falls under the Diagnostic & Screening regulated activity.
DO YOU NEED TO REGISTER?
Use this free tool for impartial advice on your requirements to register with the CQC. Please be reassured that under no circumstances will the information be shared with anyone outside of The Phlebotomy Centre support team.