The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates and inspects healthcare clinics, including family planning and slimming clinics. Click on the links below to browse the wide range of statutory and mandatory training courses that are provided by The Mandatory Training Group.

Healthcare Clinics Mandatory Training

Select from our wide range of mandatory training courses for Healthcare Clinics:

Mandatory training courses for healthcare providers

Typical beneficiaries of our healthcare and social care statutory and mandatory training courses include:

Meet statutory, regulatory and professional requirements

Our statutory, mandatory and specialist training courses comply with UK Legislation and recommended practice:

Mandatory training for healthcare clinics

Here at The mandatory Training Group, we are often asked whether about the mandatory training requirements for private healthcare providers. We will now provide answers relating to the Care Quality Commission requirements for healthcare clinics and other private and charitable healthcare providers.

Is there a list of mandatory training courses for healthcare clinics?

The Care Quality Commission does not have a list of mandatory training for clinical and non-clinical staff working in healthcare clinics. This is because exact training requirements will depend on the role and specific responsibilities of the individual providers and the needs of the people using the service. Ultimately the clinic is responsible for determining what mandatory, and additional, training their staff need to meet the needs of their patients.

How does CQC inspect clinics and private healthcare providers?

The Care Quality Commission look at staff training under their key question of how effective a healthcare provider is. Key line of enquiry (KLOE) E3 specifically considers whether “staff have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective care and treatment”.

Statutory requirements for mandatory healthcare training

All healthcare and social care providers are required, under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 to meet Regulation 18. Providers must have sufficient numbers of suitably qualified, competent, skilled and experienced staff to meet the needs of the people using the service at all times.

What does CQC look for during an inspection?

During an inspection the CQC team will look at whether healthcare clinic staff have the right qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience to do their job:

  • when they start their employment
  • when they take on new responsibilities
  • on an ongoing basis.

CQC inspectors look at how the healthcare clinic/provider identifies the learning needs of staff; and whether they have appropriate training to meet their learning needs and to cover the scope of their work.

Which training courses are mandatory for healthcare staff?

As noted above, the Care Quality Commission does not have a definitive list of mandatory training courses for healthcare professionals. However, these are examples of training that CQC would expect to see evidence of:

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Reporting Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
  • Information Governance
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Infection Control
  • Food Hygiene
  • Manual Handling –
  • Basic Life Support including CPR
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Conflict Management
  • Lone Working
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Mandatory training courses such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), safeguarding (children and adults) and infection prevention and control should be completed at the appropriate levels depending on job responsibilities.

Healthcare providers could be asked to demonstrate training for clinical staff linked to their specific clinical responsibilities. For nursing staff, for example, this could be taking samples for the cervical screening programme, administering vaccines and for extended roles in treating minor illness and long-term conditions.

Who is mandatory training for?

All healthcare professionals whether part-time (bank or temporary staff, including NHS Professionals), full-time staff or agency workers should attend mandatory training.

Following employment, all staff (clinical and non-clinical staff) should complete statutory and mandatory training as part of their induction. They should then complete the necessary yearly refresher training in line with local policies and procedures.

Professional CPD requirements for healthcare professionals

Organisations such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)General Medical Council (GMC) and the General Dental Council (GDC) are the regulators of nurses, allied health professionals, doctors and dental staff in the UK.

These regulatory organisations require registrants to complete continuing professional development through activities such as training, further education, conferences and other relevant activities.

Completing statutory, mandatory and other training with The Mandatory Training Group helps healthcare professionals to meet their CPD requirements. Once you complete your training and relevant assessments, you will be able to download a FREE certificate that you can use as evidence of CPD activity.

Click on the link below to browse our wide range of statutory and mandatory training courses for healthcare clinics:

Care Quality Commission regulation for healthcare clinics

The Care Quality Commission inspects and regulates a range of healthcare clinics in England. They also produce inspection reports that help service users to check the quality of care provided by healthcare clinics, for example, clinics that offer services such as IVF, cosmetic surgery and advice or treatment to help with family planning or losing weight.

Mandatory training for independent doctors and clinics

The Care Quality Commission’s approach to regulating primary medical services in the independent sector includes the following:

  • Private GP services, including medical agencies that carry out visits to people in their homes or other places where they are staying, such as hotels or care homes, non-NHS primary medical type services, including online consultation with or without prescribing.
  • Clinicians providing consultation and/or treatment. These clinicians should be on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. The care and treatment provided will usually be the same or similar to services in an acute, community or mental health hospital.
  • Vaccination clinics (it is possible that some of these services may not be operated by an independent doctor but if travel or other vaccination is the main purpose of the service, we regulate services under this approach).
  • Slimming clinics where the main purpose of the clinic is to provide advice or treatment by, or under the supervision of, a medical practitioner, including prescribing medicines for weight reduction.
  • Vasectomy carried out under local anaesthesia.
  • Endoscopy restricted to nasopharyngoscopy, colposcopy and use of auroscope etc.
  • Health screening (only if undertaken in a primary care service).
  • Gynaecology, dermatology, cardiology or other healthcare or diagnostic service that does not involve any treatment that falls under the acute or single speciality category.
  • Family planning services involving the insertion or removal of an intrauterine contraceptive device carried out by, or under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Family planning services must be the main purpose of the independent doctor service to meet these criteria.

Which type of mandatory training do I need?

Most healthcare providers, including NHS Trusts, are now adapting their mandatory training to align with the Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework (not the traditional All in One Day Mandatory Training). Click on the link below to find out more about this type of training:

Please ask your locum agency or employer regarding which type of mandatory training you require. The Mandatory Training Group will not be held responsible if you select the incorrect mandatory training course/package.

Why train with the Mandatory Training Group?

  • The Mandatory Training Group’s statutory and mandatory training courses are aligned to the Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)
  • UK CPD Accredited Training Provider
  • Registered to provide Ofqual regulated qualifications
  • Our professional trainers have approved qualifications and occupational experience
  • Established blended learning providers (both classroom and online training providers)

The Mandatory Training Group is the leading UK provider of accredited health and social care training and qualifications in the UK. We also provide training the trainer programs to support in-house learning and development infrastructure.

Independent verification of alignment can also be found on the following web page of the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK). The CPD Certification Service independently audits the training courses and programs that are provided by the Mandatory Training Group.

How do I book for care home mandatory training?

The Mandatory Compliance Group offers mandatory training bundles for both the Home Care and Care Home sectors that includes training for all these subjects at discounted prices.

Contact our Support Team to discuss your care home mandatory training requirements.

024 7610 0090