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How do I register as an independent healthcare setting with HIW?

Step one: Obtain DBS (formerly CRB) form

As part of your application, you will need to enclose a DBS form with the relevant documents.
You will need to obtain a DBS form by contacting the DBS on 0870 90 90 811 or by emailing You will have to ask for a form with the following Registered Body number – 25474000005. Guidance on completing the DBS form can be found at  
Your completed DBS form and relevant documents to be checked must be sent in with your application, with a cheque for £44.00 to cover the cost of the check.

Step two: References

You will need to obtain a financial reference from a suitably qualified person (Bank Manager).
You will also need to obtain the following references:

Step three: Application forms


Step four: Statement of Purpose and Patient Guide

You will need to enclose with your application a copy of your Statement of Purpose.

Step five: Application fee

You will need to include a More information on the following document... payment form or cheque with your application for the registration fee, the amount can be found in our guidance document.

Step six: Submitting your application form

Please email your completed application form and the extra forms needed to
Or in hard copy to:
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales
Welsh Government
Rhydycar Business Park
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1UZ

Last updated: 22/10/2013