Statutory guidance

NHS provider licence: application guidance

This guidance for providers of healthcare services for the purposes of the NHS sets out how to apply for an NHS provider licence.



The guidance covers:

  • how to work out whether you need to apply for a licence
  • the criteria you must meet to be granted a licence
  • how to apply for a licence and how long it will generally take Monitor to review your application
  • what will happen after you submit your application
  • the representations and appeals process if your application for a licence is unsuccessful