Registering for the first time
Looking for GP registration?
If you are looking for information for GPs and other primary medical services needing to register with us, the guidance on this page is not intended for you.
You can find out more in our section on Registering with CQC: Information for GPs.
If you are starting out as a new provider of health or social care services or you want to apply to become a registered manager for an existing service, this area of our website is aimed at you.
Here you will find details about our registration system, how it works and what you will need to do in order to successfully complete your application. We have produced step-by-step guides to help you understand the stages involved in getting registered.
If you are an existing provider of dental, independent ambulance or primary medical services and you are trying to complete an application to bring your organisation into our system of regulation, there is guidance in another section of this website.
Find guidance for primary medical services or dental and independent ambulance services.
Find out about how to register as a new provider or registered manager of a health or social care service.
Highlights from this section
Find answers to the most common questions about registration and read our explanations of some of the key terms we use in the registration process.
Find out about the essential standards of quality and safety that are central to our work in regulating health and adult social care.
Find guidance for professionals about what regulated activities are and how to tell if each one applies to your service.