Monday, 9 May 2011

CQC hits back on dental practice closure claims

In a press statement issued on the 6th May 2011, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reported that contrary to other external reports released, they have not advised any dental providers to close their practices.

In their press statement the CQC reports:

"Some providers have experienced delays in their applications for registration due to issues beyond their control, including issues around receiving CRB certificates. We are working with these providers to support them through the registration process and will not seek to penalise any provider that has made reasonable attempts to register.

"However, we do have the power to close services where we have serious concerns about the quality of services."

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