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Many of our publications are available in an easy-to-read format, with simplified text and drawings to make them easier to understand.

An easy to read version of our information on what we do and how we check the essential standards of health and social care in England.

Download an easy read version of Building on strong foundations, our document looking at shaping the future of health and care quality regulation

Download our second issue of the Care Update report (previously called the Market Report) in an easy to ready format.

Download our Code of practice which details how we obtain and use information received from people who use services, professionals and others

An easy to read document explaining how you can complain about the use of the Mental Health Act.

Download the easy to read version of the 2010 national census of inpatients and patients on supervised community treatment in mental health and learning disability services in England and Wales.

Read our annual report for 2009/10 which includes details of our priorities, how we regulate and a timeline for registration for all health and social care services.

Read key findings from our monitoring of the operation of the Mental Health Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in 2010/11 in easy to read format.

Our easy to read version of the report on our monitoring of the use of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards during 2011/12.

Download our report on the findings from our checks on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (also known as 'the safeguards), which aim to protect people's human rights when they are provided with care or treatment in care homes and hospitals without consent, throughout 2012 and 2013.


Last updated:
11 June 2014