The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates and inspects hospitals in England, including NHS Trusts and private hospitals. Click on the links below to browse the wide range of statutory and mandatory training courses for NHS and private hospitals that are provided by The Mandatory Training Group.

Hospital Staff Mandatory Training Courses

Service users and relatives can use information on the CQC website to check hospitals in England and the quality of the care they provide. You can use CQC inspection reports and ratings to help you understand the quality of care provided.
Select from our wide range of mandatory training courses for hospital staff:

Mandatory training courses for community care providers

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

Meet statutory, regulatory and professional requirements

Our healthcare statutory, mandatory and specialist training courses comply with UK legislation and recommended practice including:

Mandatory training for healthcare clinics

Here at The mandatory Training Group, we are often asked whether about the mandatory training requirements for NHS Trusts and private hospitals. We will now provide answers relating to the Care Quality Commission requirements for NHS Trusts and providers of private hospital services.

Is there a list of mandatory training courses for NHS and private hospitals?

The Care Quality Commission does not have a list of mandatory training for clinical and non-clinical staff working in NHS Trusts and private hospitals. 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 each NHS or private hospital service is responsible for determining what mandatory, and additional, training their staff need to meet the needs of their patients.

How does CQC inspect NHS Trusts and private hospitals?

The Care Quality Commission look at staff training under their key question of how effective a hospital 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 training in hospitals

All providers of hospitals services (whether NHS Trusts or private hospitals ) are required, under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 to meet Regulation 18. Hospital service 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 NHS healthcare workers (clinical and non-clinical 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 hospital 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 hospital staff?

As noted above, the Care Quality Commission does not have a definitive list of mandatory training courses for NHS Trusts and private hospitals. 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
  • Moving and handling
  • Basic Life Support including CPR
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Conflict Management
  • Lone Working
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Mental Health Act
  • Ligature Training
  • Autism Awareness
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Managing Violence and Aggression.

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.

Mental health providers could be asked to demonstrate training for clinical staff linked to their specific clinical responsibilities.

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.

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.

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.

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