CQC for Dental Practices
A dental practice with an NHS contract can take 14 weeks from your submitted application to transfer the NHS contract to the incoming buyer.
When submitting an application, you will require a CQC countersigned DBS number. You might have another DBS number from a previous job, but it's important to remember that a CQC-countersigned DBS number is different. If your DBS number is not countersigned by CQC it will not be valid which means your application will be rejected.
You can register online for a CQC DBS check at https://cqc.disclosures.co.uk/
Working on the premise that you would like your dental practice sale to go through within 6 months your application should be submitted 4-8 weeks after accepting an offer.Below gives you standard guide to CQC time scales:
The CQC application form is completed and submitted
The CQC will check the form for missing documents or incomplete information before allocating it for assessment by the relevant CQC region
If the CQC agree to your registration they will then send you a notice of decision to confirm this. Your appointed CQC assessor may or may not request an interview for the incoming buyer and may also require further documentation in support of the application
When the CQC assessor is satisfied a comfort letter will then be issued which is usually around 7 to 10 days following the interview. Once the comfort letter is received the variation notice can then be served to NHS England. Once the variation notice is accepted by NHS England they will confirm a date in which the transaction is able to complete
28 day notice period
CQC Post Offices
Not every Post Office in the UK will accept CQC Application Forms. Find your nearest suitable Post Office below by using the search bar on the right.