What's a provider?

Your provider is the legal entity responsible for the services you provide, and for upholding quality and safety.

Providers can register as a partnership, an individual or an organisation (which includes legal entities such as limited companies and charities). The provider type does not relate to how many contracts or locations you have, only the provider’s legal entity.

It’s the overall service provider that has to register with us, not the individual premises where care is provided, nor the individuals working there.

For example ...

A GP partnership with three surgeries and multiple contracts only needs to register once, giving all the details for each surgery on a single application for the whole partnership.

But three GP partnerships based in the same health centre at the same address will each have to register, since they’re classed as separate legal entities.