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The Care Quality Commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting government standards. Visit our website at

What happens after I've submitted my application? (Out of hours)

Once you have submitted your application, we will check it for missing documents or incomplete information before allocating it to an assessor.

Making a decision about your registration

If we agree to your registration, we will send you a Notice of Decision to confirm this.

If we decide not to register you in the way that you applied, or we do not think we should register you, we will send you a Notice of Proposal to explain why.

Making a representation

If you do not agree with our notice (including any conditions we apply), you have 28 calendar days in which to make written representations to us. Your Notice of Proposal or Notice of Decision tells you how to make a representation.

If you still do not agree with our decision about how to register you after the representation process, you have the right to appeal to the First-tier Tribunal. This appeals process is independent of the Care Quality Commission.

Problems with your application

We may need to return your application if you do not submit all of the information we need.