Premises and equipment

  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) guidance

The places where you receive care and treatment and the equipment used in it must be clean, suitable and looked after properly. The equipment used in your care and treatment must also be secure and used properly.

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND SOCIAL CARE, ENGLAND PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014

15.—(1) All premises and equipment used by the service provider must be—
(a) clean,
(b) secure,
(c) suitable for the purpose for which they are being used,
(d) properly used
(e) properly maintained, and
(f) appropriately located for the purpose for which they are being used.
(2) The registered person must, in relation to such premises and equipment, maintain standards of hygiene appropriate for the purposes for which they are being used.
(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), (c), (e) and (f), “equipment” does not include equipment at the service user’s accommodation if—
(a) such accommodation is not provided as part of the service user’s care or treatment, and (b) such equipment is not supplied by the service provider.