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Every registered provider will pay a single annual fee on the same date each year. This fee will cover all registration and compliance requirements for all locations.
Full details of the scheme for 2013/14, which is applicable from 1 April 2013, are available to download below. We have also published our regulatory impact assessment on the scheme.
Use our fees calculator to find out how much the fee you pay should be.
Fees consultation 2013/14
Find out more about the Consultation on fees for registered health and social care services we carried out last year, which helped us develop your fees for 2013/14.
You can also download our response to the consultation and our analysis of the feedback we received below.
Our long-term fees strategy
Over the next three years, we will continue to develop our fees model for all the sectors we regulate in line with CQC’s wider strategy.
Read about our overall approach to fees between 2013 to 2016 below.
Our approach to fees follows the six principles below.
- To be fair
- Reflect costs
- Contribute to our regulatory model
- Be simple
- Be transparent
- Be visionary
A fees advisory panel has been created, made up of providers and their representative organisations from across the sectors we regulate. This panel is considering our plans and helping to inform the long-term direction of our fees model.
We will carry out another public consultation at the end of this year, which will consider the next set of changes to the model for 2014/15.
Detailed guidance for providers about the fees scheme will be published during the week of 8 April 2013.
In the meantime, you can find the answers to frequently asked questions below.
When is my fee due?
You will be invoiced on the same date each year. The date will depend on your specific circumstances, but is usually the anniversary of the date of your registration.
Providers that are new to registration will receive their first annual fee invoice once their registration has been completed and they have received their certificate of registration.
You will be sent your invoice in advance of your payment due date.
How much will my fee be?
You can find out how much your fee will be using the calculator above.
How do I pay my fee?
Full details of how to pay will be outlined in your invoice.
Who do I contact if I have any questions about my fee?
You can contact our National Customer Service Centre if you have any questions about registration fees.
Telephone: 03000 616161
Or you can write to us:
CQC National Customer Service Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
How have you calculated fees for GP providers with one location?
For GP providers registered with one location, the fee we charge will be determined by their registered patient list size. List sizes are grouped into four incremental bands, with annual fee charges ranging from £550 for the smallest band to £850 for the largest.
We have calculated list size using publicly available information from the NHS Business Services Authority. Patient list size for all GP surgeries is published there quarterly.
To avoid any disadvantage as a result of any seasonal variations, we have calculated list sizes for each practice using an average across four consecutive quarters (from the reports dated 1 January 2012, 1 April 2012, 1 July 2012 and 1 October 2012).
Providers of NHS primary medical services who are registered for one location can check their average list size against this information and then refer to our Fees calculator above to see which band they match to and what the fee charged will be.
The fee band and the amount of annual fee due will be shown on the invoice that NHS GPs will receive soon.
Last year's fees
If you are dealing with a fees invoice from 2012/13, you may still need to refer to last year's fees scheme. We have made these available below.