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GPs and primary medical services

This section is for providers and managers of primary medical services, including GP surgeries, out-of-hours services and NHS walk-in centres.

These services have needed to be registered with us since April 2013.

Out-of-hours services

Read more about making changes to your registration, the fees that will apply to you and how we will monitor your compliance with the standards.

GPs & primary medical services

In this section you can read our overview of registration with CQC, find out more about the process and see the answers to the most common questions about registration.

Case studies

Read case studies that underpin our guidance about compliance - including examples of non-compliance and the impact it can have.


Nigel Sparrow clears up some common myths about GP and out-of-hours inspections and shares agreed guidance.


Last updated:
2 September 2014