Register as a new provider

Page last updated: 22 February 2024
Organisations we regulate

If you need to apply for registration as a new provider of care, this guide explains what you'll need to do.

You may need to apply because you're starting a new service that will be regulated by us. For example, you may need to register a new care home, hospital, dental surgery, GP practice or home care agency. Or you may need to register because of a change in the legal entity that runs your existing services.


NHS trusts

If you are a new provider of NHS health care services, you can apply for registration and NHS Improvement's provider licence at the same time. Find out more in joint licensing and registration.

Further information

Find out whether you need to register

Withdraw an application


Pre-application advice

After you have read this application guidance: if you have any further questions about an application you intend to make, contact us.

Tell us:

  • you want pre-application registration advice
  • the type of activity (service) you intend to register for
  • where you and the service will be based (town/country/region)

We will respond within 3 working days.