MediEstates - CQC
CQC for Practices

MediEstates CQC Consultancy Service

We provide a specialist service to help navigate the application process for the CQC. We have extensive experience in this sector and our expertise means that we are excellently positioned to provide detailed help and advice.

We will advise, support and complete applications for buyers and seller's going through the Care Quality Commission (CQC) application process.

How can we help?

Our consultants are able to provide bespoke and personal support specifically tailored for your unique practice purchase. Whether you are buying your practice through us, or not we can help.

CQC Disclosure and Barring Service
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) provides a central service for undertaking police and identity checks. All organisations where people may come into contact with adults or children are required to ensure that they are vetted via the DBS Certificate process which must be countersigned by the CQC. This can take up to 4 weeks from application submission.

The CQC registration process is detailed, complicated and can take a long time to complete. The CQC provides a wide range of information and guidance on this but it can be time consuming to read and assimilate all of the information that is required.

It can take up to 14 weeks for the process to complete, provided there are no mistakes on the application.
Week 1
The CQC application form is completed and submitted

Week 2
The CQC will check the form for missing documents or incomplete information before allocating it for assessment by the relevant CQC region

Week 2-10
If the CQC agree to your registration they will then send you a notice of decision to confirm this. Your appointed CQC assessor may or may not request an interview for the incoming buyer and may also require further documentation in support of the application
Week 10
When the CQC assessor is satisfied a comfort letter will then be issued which is usually around 7 to 10 days following the interview. Once the comfort letter is received the variation notice can then be served to NHS England. Once the variation notice is accepted by NHS England they will confirm a date in which the transaction is able to complete

Week 10-14
28 day notice period

Week 14
We can help you with:

  • Statutory notifications
  • How to register as a new provider
  • Drafting and advising on implementation of CQC registration within the context of sales and purchases including:
    • Organisations
    • Partnerships
    • Cost sharing agreements including all aspects of partners exiting / entering partnership / organisation

With our new, extended services it is clear that we are best placed to provide help and guidance on the process. We work on a consultancy basis to guide you through the application process. Alternatively, we can complete this for you and ensure that you have everything in place to receive your registration confirmation at the earliest possible opportunity.

We can also provide you with a step-by-step guide in preparation for your CQC Interview.

Our service is completely complimentary and free of charge if you are engaged with a transaction with MediEstates. Please call us on 01332 609318 to enquire.

If you require support, advice and guidance in relation to DBS checks or CQC applications, we are here to help. Contact us today and we will be happy to provide further information on how we can support you.