We are introducing a new NHS provider licence for NHS-controlled providers from 1 April 2018. If you are an NHS-controlled provider you must ensure that from 1 April 2018 you are appropriately licensed.
What is an NHS-controlled provider?
NHS-controlled providers are providers who are:
- Not NHS trusts or NHS foundation trusts
- Required to hold a provider licence
- Ultimately controlled by one or more NHS trusts and/or foundation trusts, where ‘control’ is defined on the basis of IFRS 10
See our oversight of NHS-controlled providers consultation for more information.
NHS-controlled providers must ensure that they are appropriately licensed from 1 April 2018.
Existing licence holders
If you currently hold an NHS provider licence as an independent provider and meet the definition of an NHS-controlled provider, you need to:
- Make a request for your independent provider licence to be withdrawn. From 1 April 2018, your independent provider licence will no longer apply
- Apply for an NHS controlled provider licence
If you do not currently hold a licence
If you do not currently hold an NHS provider licence but meet the definition of an NHS-controlled provider, you need to apply for an NHS-controlled provider licence.
Request the withdrawal of your independent provider licence
This document contains guidance on requesting withdrawal of your NHS provider licence. It is intended for independent providers and NHS-controlled providers.
Apply for an NHS controlled provider licence
You should read NHS-controlled provider licensing application guidance before completing the application form.