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.

General Buyer Terms 

This agreement is in relation to MediEstates Limited whose registered office is at 1st Floor, Pacific House, Stanier Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6BF acting for and on behalf of our clients ("the Vendors"); and yourself (Buyer's Name) in relation for an introduction to a prospective sale of a business as a going concern. By registering through this agreement I agree to all terms set out below:

  1. Definitions
    In this Agreement the following terms and phrases shall have the following meaning unless the context otherwise requires:

    Dental Practice business providing dental care. This business is under the MediEstates Ltd sale terms.
    Confidential Information
    Means the actual Vendors identity and all confidential information in respect of the Business, including, but not limited to, any ideas, business methods, prices, accounts, finance, marketing, research, development, manpower plans, processes, market opportunities, intentions, design rights, product information, customer lists or details, employees’ details, trade secrets, computer systems and software, and other matters connected with the products or services manufactured, marketed, provided or obtained by the Vendor, and information concerning the Vendor’s relationships with actual or potential clients or customers and the needs and requirements of such clients’ or customers’ operations.
  2. Obligation of Confidentiality
    The Prospective Purchaser agrees to treat as confidential, information supplied by or on behalf of the Vendor in connection with the sale of the Business.
  3. Exclusions
    The obligation of confidentiality set out in clause 2 does not apply to:
    1. any information received from a third party who was legally free at the time of disclosure to disclose it;
    2. any information which was already lawfully in the Prospective Purchaser’s possession prior to receiving it from MediEstates Ltd on behalf of the Vendor; and
    3. any information which is in its entirety already in the public domain.
  4. Duties of Prospective Purchaser
    1. The Prospective Purchaser shall take such a reasonable security measures to protect the Confidential Information and trade secrets.
    2. The Prospective Purchaser shall not, without the prior written consent of the Vendor, permit any of the Confidential Information:
      1. to be disclosed, other than in confidence to its legal or professional advisors;
      2. to be copied or reproduced;
      3. to be commercially exploited in any way;
      4. to be used for any purpose other than in connection with the prospective purchase of the Business;
      5. MediEstates is registered under the Data Protection Act 2018. Upon Signing this agreement you agree to follow the legal obligations of this act to protect the details of the information supplied to you, with it no to be passed outside of the control of you the prospective purchaser.
    3. The Prospective Purchaser agrees to keep a record of Confidential Information received.
    4. The Prospective Purchaser will return to MediEstates or the Vendor all documents containing Confidential Information and all copies of those documents on demand at any time which are in its possession or under its control, and for this purpose the term “documents” includes computer discs and all other materials capable of storing data and information. The Prospective Purchaser agrees that such documents remain the property of the MediEstates on behalf of the Vendor.
    5. The Prospective Purchaser must not jeopardise or re-direct the sale under any circumstances.
    6. The Prospective Purchaser must not contact the Local Area Team or CCG regarding any practice sale, by any means of media unless written permission is granted from the Vendor.
    7. To carry out own due diligence on practice purchases and accepts that any information MediEstates has supplied is information provided by the vendor and is not responsible for its accuracy or completeness.
  5. This Agreement
    The existence of this Agreement and its terms are confidential and neither MediEstates nor the Purchaser may disclose anything about this Agreement or its subject matter or implementation to any person other than in confidence to their legal or professional advisers.
  6. Duties of Prospective Purchaser
    When buying Dental practices, finance is normally needed. Our organisation operated over more than one of the MediHoldings brand, by completing this from you agree that the information can be shared to our other organisations to avoid the need to register independently and provide the best possible service.

    MediEstates will refer you to the specialist dental lending team and MediFinancial who will contact the necessary banks, whom have preferential healthcare lending rates in some cases, to ascertain which funding is available to you.
    By signing this agreement you do not have to use any of the banks MediFinancial contact, it is just another service which we provide.
  7. Deposit for Dental Practice
    If you are interested in putting forward a formal offer in for a practice, once the offer is accepted there will be a deposit required to secure the practice sale which is dependant of the practice size. This deposit is held in a client account and will be returned to the buyer on completion of the practice sale. You the buyer, will be required to sign a deposit schedule which will cover the buyer and the seller in the event that the practice sale does not proceed.
  8. Changes to this Agreement
    Any changes made to this agreement must be authorised and signed by one of MediEstates Ltd Directors.
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