Time's running out: CQC

Practice Plan: Supporting you with the CQC
A guide to the application to be registered with the Care Quality Commission
All providers of dental care will need to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 1st April 2011 in order to continue to practise legally. 
In order for this to be guaranteed, those dental practitioners who need to register will be asked to complete an application form and submit it during an allocated window that will end no later than 31st December 2010. Practice Plan has developed some guidance notes to assist you with the completion of the form, which has been reviewed by the CQC and can be downloaded from this page.
In drafting this guidance we have consulted with and obtained guidance from the CQC.
Feel free to print this guide for your own reference, but remember that the links suggested in the guide will be very easy to access from the electronic guide itself (one click and you are there!).
Please remember that the specific cases cited in this guide are only examples of how to approach answering the questions in the registration form and should be seen as helpful guidance only. Your responses need to be tailored to your specific circumstances.
Get the support you need and download your copy of our guide by clicking here.
For those practices who feel they require a “hands on” consultancy support, we are delighted to have secured a 20% discount for Practice Plan clients with Apolline Ltd, a company specialising in compliance support for NHS, mixed and private dental practices. Please click here for details.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.