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CQC chasing more than a hundred unregistered GP practices

More than a hundred GP practices may not be registered with the CQC by the 1 April deadline, the regulator has announced.

The CQC told Pulse that they are ‘following up’ with 114 primary care service providers who have yet to register, despite the 1 April deadline.

They said that 7,586 of the 7,700 eligible primary medical service providers (98.5%) have applied for registration as of 18 March 2013.

Of those who have applied, 99.3% of applicants will be registered in time for the 1 April 2013 deadline, with 7540 having received their notices of decision and certificate of registration.

The news comes after Pulse revealed that two practices have been served with closure notices by the CQC and that practices have spent millions preparing for registration.

A CQC spokesperson said: ‘We are following up the remaining 114 potential providers to determine if they require to be registered, and for us to support them in making their applications by the required date.

‘We realise that some may not need to register, and when this is confirmed they will be removed from our system.’

Pulse Live: 30 April - 1 May, Birmingham

Stephen Dorrell, chair of the House of Commons health select committee, will be talking about where general practice will fit into the NHS of the future at Pulse Live, Pulse’s new two-day annual conference for GPs, practice managers and primary care managers.

Pulse Live offers practical advice on key clinical and practice business topics, as well as an opportunity to debate the future of the profession, and a top range of speakers includes NICE chair designate Professor David Haslam, GPC deputy chair Dr Richard Vautrey and the Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, chair of the House of Commons health committee.

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