Guidance

NHS licence requirements

Helps providers of NHS services to understand whether they need a licence from Monitor or are exempt.

Detail

All providers of NHS healthcare services in England will need a licence from Monitor from April 2014, unless they are exempt. The licence will set out the conditions that licence holders will have to meet in order to provide NHS services.

NHS providers are responsible for determining if they are exempt, and for applying to Monitor for a licence if they are required to hold one. This guidance helps providers of NHS services understand whether they need a licence, or if they are exempt from the requirement to hold a licence.