The CQC has announced 2018/19 fee levels for providers of health and adult social care services.
These proposals affected NHS trusts, NHS GPs and community social care providers.
Over the last few years, the rate at which CQC fees are subsidised by government grants has been reducing. There is no longer any subsidy and fees are now fully chargeable for most providers.
The CQC consulted on their fees structure and sought to make sure that the fees capture current developments within each sector.
Following consideration of the responses, 2018/19 fee structure has been released. The only sector that will see an overall increase in fees is the community social care sector, as it moves to full chargeable cost recovery.
Examples of the fee changes that community social care providers, NHS trusts and NHS GPs can expect include:
- A community social care provider with 1 location and 15 service users will see their fee decrease from £2,192 to £926
- A community social care provider with 3 locations and 50, 100 and 45 service users at each of the locations will see their fee increase from £6,093 to £9,643
- An NHS trust with a turnover of £120 million will see their fee decrease from £158,902 to £85,200
- An NHS trust with a turnover of £681 million will see their fee increase from £322,249 to £483,510
- An NHS GP provider with 1 location and a patient list size of 5,200 will see their fee decrease from £4,526 to £3,473
- An NHS GP provider with 2 locations and patient list sizes of 10,000 and 8,300 at each of the locations will see their fee increase from £8,371 to £11,449.
For all other sectors the fee scheme remains unchanged, which means a provider’s fee will remain the same as that for 2017/18, providing their registration remains unchanged.
You can find the annual fee for your service for 2018/19 using the fees calculator published on the CQC’s website.
You can also find guidance on how and when to pay your fees, including information on paying by instalment.