I wonder if anybody could tell me if they have been asked for a second payment of £800 from the CQC.
As a practice we registered last April and paid our £800, in May 2012 I recieved an invoice for another £800 and rang them straight away to enquire what this £800 was for. The lady on the phone said she had no idea and would find out and let me know. I noted the name, date and time I rang but heard nothing untill this week when I received another demand for £800. I am a bit reluctant to pay it as I rang again and they still don't know what it is for and I have not heard of another practice in the area receiving this bill. I was wondering if anybody could enlighten me to the reason for this bill and has anybody else paid again?
I have received a further account for £800 for our practice but this is correct as it is an annual fee!
It would have been more if the BDA hadn't stept in and fought it!
Yes we had the bill, and paid it. (You have given me some hope to think I might be able to ask for it back…!? We presumed it was to be paid, and didn't query even tho' it seems over the top!)
I had one in April & called CQC to query mine. The payment apparently is for your annual registration with CQC, and we will be getting one every year from now on(I know-they didn't mention this initially!)
Exactly the same happened to us. I phoned CQC and also checked on Google and apparently every practice has to pay this fee every year. I still don't understand exactly what this fee is for. If anyone knows I'd like to know too. The whole thing is just a money spinning operation. What next?