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Sunday 19 November 2017
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Small practices to pay lower fees, says CQC

Friday 27th October 2017

Small practices will pay a lower registration fee, while larger ones will pay more, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed.

The CQC proposes to calculate fees based on patient list sizes rather than number of registered locations, from April 2018.

Structure 'doesn't fit'

The CQC said: ‘The current fees structure does not fit the way the sector is structured, and it will become increasingly outmoded as the way services are...

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