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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

29th July 2020

How long is the wait for a decision on a CQC application?

When CQC refuse an application, do they do it straight away? They are making me wait 2 weeks until they have done the report. I am so anxious to find out. If they refuse registration, can we reapply or do we have a chance to redeem the situation?

Thank you for your question. CQC takes time to consider applications as they assess all the information you have provided. I appreciate this is stressful, however. You can reapply if you are unsuccessful but before you do, its worth understanding why your application was unsuccessful. You will get a report from CQC and it is a good idea to use the report as a template to create an action plan to improve on the areas that were not strong enough. Best of luck with your application.


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.


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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and over the years , prior to her retirement she has answered thousands of your social questions. You can still access the many questions below.

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