Register as an independent healthcare provider

How you can register to provide an independent healthcare service

Please read the guidance for new providers. It gives important information about the registration as well as which forms to complete and how to complete them.

Step one: DBS

You can get a form from us by calling 0300 062 8163 or by emailing Guidance on completing the DBS form can be found at

You must send the completed DBS application form and original identity documents to us. You must also send a payment by cheque or card for £44 to cover the cost of the DBS check.

Step two: References

You will need to obtain and send us the following references:

  • Financial reference from a suitably qualified person (Bank Manager/Accountant)
  • Medical Reference
  • Two personal references

The reference forms are available below.

Step three: Application form

The application form must be completed whether you are applying as an individual, Registered Manager and/or an organisation. Please complete all sections that are relevant.

The guidance for new providers below will give you full details.

Step four: Statement of Purpose, Patient Guide and index of policies and procedures

You must include your Statement of Purpose, Patient Guide and index of policies and procedures with your application. Templates are available below.

Step five: Submitting your application

Please email your completed application form and all other necessary information to or you can post a hard copy to Registration Team, HIW, Welsh Government, Rhydycar Business Park, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1UZ.


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