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Registered services must notify us about certain changes, events or incidents. There are several different types of notification. The type you need to make depends on what type of service you provide.
Notifications for all services
There are certain things that registered services need to notify us about under the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009.
Mental health notifications
Services providing care to people detained – or liable to be detained – under the Mental Health Act must make additional notifications to us. They must notify us when patients receive certified treatment, if they are absent without leave or if they die.
Child safeguarding notifications
Clinical commissioning groups need to notify us during the initiation of every child protection serious case review. This information may feed into our regulatory activities.
Accountable officer notifications
Every NHS trust and independent hospital in England must appoint an accountable officer to be responsible for the safe management of controlled drugs. You must send us details of the person appointed to this role.
Ionising radiation notifications
Services using ionising radiation such as for x-rays or radiopharmaceuticals must tell us about Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IRMER) incidents where exposures are at a level 'much greater than intended'.
- Last updated:
- 31 March 2015