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.


Licensing application guidance


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
Published 23 December 2013