This is not a black and white issue of being compliant or not compliant.

The CQC will take a very reasonable approach based on the degree of seriousness of your failure and potential harm to the public. In most cases, they will also give you an opportunity to fix things but unlike the old relatively relaxed days under PCTs, they will give you a time frame within which you have to fix this, and visit your practice to check up on all this.

After registration, if you persistently fail in the standards, they can impose fines from £300 to £50,000; suspend trading until you fix things; close you down, and in serious cases prosecute you as well.

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