CQC Schedule for Partnership Agreements
BMA lawyers have produced the following schedule for inclusion in new/revised partnership agreements. However it is expected that it may be revisited and further discussions with the CQC have taken place and the wording may be expanded somewhat.
SCHEDULE FOR PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS - CARE QUALITY COMMISSION
The Partners acknowledge that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued directions stating that all primary healthcare service providers shall be required to register online and pay a fee in respect thereof. Accordingly the Partners agree that:
- There is a duty upon them to register with the CQC as and when required.
- That they have appointed or shall appoint a manager (who need not be a GP) for the purposes of the registration and ongoing responsibilities in respect thereof.
- There shall be a fee for such registration payable per annum and that such fee shall be borne by the Practice.
- DBS checks shall be required to be made for those Managers referred to in 2. above, as appropriate.