I am about to buy a care home , yet I am not registered with CQC yet. After reading some things up, I found that it could take up to 3-4 months to register to an organisation as a new provider. Is that the case?
Would it be quicker if I buy a domiciliary home company that's already registered and change the registered activity via the portal? Would both processes take up the same amount of time?
I really need more information from you before I give you a specific answer. The main question is are you buying an existing business or starting a care home from scratch?
However, I am sure you can find the answer to your question here on the CQC website: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/adult-social-care-providers which gives advice on their approach to regulating services, including information about registration and fees. Do come back to me if you need further advice.
What would you like to ask Sheila?
Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.
Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.
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