Care Home fined -failure to employ registered manager

Epsom care home fined £4000 for a persistent failure to employ a registered manager

CQC issued the fixed penalty notice to Epsom Lodge Care Homes Limited after inspectors found that a
registered manager was not employed – which is a legal obligation.
Inspections took place on the 8 April 2016 and the 19 September 2016 and the reports record that there was no registered manager in place.

CQC inspectors found that the home in Burgh Heath Road, Epsom, Surrey, had failed to have a registered manager from January 2016 until March 2017.

Epsom Lodge had told CQC that a manager had been employed since 1 February 2016 – although the manager’s application to register had been rejected because there were gaps in the information needed.

Subsequently CQC issued a fixed penalty notice, which the provider has accepted and paid.