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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.

14th October 2015

Registering a secure transport company

I want to start a secure transport company, to transfer patients with mental health illness and learning difficulties from one hospital to another. Some of the patients are detained under the Mental Health Act.

Do I need to register with CQC?

Dear Abbas,

Thank you for your question.

The CQC document Scope of Registration on Page 48 sets out how registration relates to transport services.

http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20150326_100001_scope_registration_march_2015_updated.pdf

I believe that the document suggests that the service you are intending to provide should be registered with CQC.

Because this is something that I am not familiar with I suggest that you contact the CQC Call Centre to ask them. They can be reached on 03000 616161.

You can contact me again if the advice you receive from CQC is not helpful.

Best wishes.

Sheila


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