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By law you must register for each of the regulated activities you carry out. Regulated activities are listed in Schedule 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010.
Not all regulated activities will be relevant to the service you provide, so you need to determine which are relevant to you.
Click on the names of any of the activities below to find a brief explanation and a more detailed description, which you can download. The scope-of-registration document contains information about all the regulated activities and describes the different types of providers that need to register and any exemptions that may apply.
This consists of providing personal care for people who are unable to provide it for themselves because of old age, illness or disability, in the place where they are living.
We have published guidance for providers about the interpretation of 'ongoing direction and control of a service' in the description of this regulated activity. The guidance will help you decide if you need to be registered for personal care.
Accommodation for people who require nursing or personal care
This consists of providing accommodation together with personal care (for example, a care home) or nursing care (for example, a care home with nursing).Accommodation for people who require nursing or personal care
Accommodation for people who require treatment for substance misuse
This consists of residential accommodation for people together with treatment for substance misuse.Accommodation for people who require treatment for substance misuse
Accommodation and nursing or personal care in the further education sector
This consists of providing accommodation together with personal care provided in an institution in the further education sector.Accommodation and nursing or personal care in the further education sector
Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
This covers a treatment service provided by a care professional, social worker or team, and applies to the treatment of disease, disorder or injury in any setting, for example hospitals, clinics, hospices, ambulances, community services, and care homes.Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
Assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983
This relates to the treatment of people who are detained in, or recalled to, hospital for assessment and/or medical treatment under the Mental Health Act 1983.Assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983
This covers procedures if they are for the purpose of treating disease, disorder or injury; or cosmetic surgery; or for religious observance (eg circumcision), and are carried out by a healthcare professional.Surgical procedures
Diagnostic and screening procedures
This includes a wide range of procedures related to diagnostics, screening and physiological measurement.Diagnostic and screening procedures
Management of supply of blood and blood-derived products
This covers the supply of blood, blood components and blood-derived products for transfusion; the supply of tissue or tissue-derived products for transplant, grafting or use in surgery; and the matching and allocation of donor organs, stem cells or bone marrow for transplant or transfusion.Management of supply of blood and blood-derived products
Transport services, triage and medical advice provided remotely
This covers transport (ambulance) services, and remote clinical advice.Transport services, triage and medical advice provided remotely
Maternity and midwifery services
This covers maternity and midwifery services where they are carried out by, or under the supervision of, a healthcare professional.Maternity and midwifery services
Termination of pregnancies
This covers the termination of pregnancies by surgical or medical methods.Termination of pregnancies
Services in slimming clinics
This covers services provided in a slimming clinic, which could be advice or treatment and include the prescription of medicines for weight reduction. These must be provided by, or under the supervision of, a registered medical practitioner.Services in slimming clinics
This covers nursing care, where it is not part of another regulated activity. This includes the provision of care, or the planning, supervision or delegation of the provision of care with the exception of services that do need to be provided by a nurse.Nursing care
Family planning services
This involves services for the insertion or removal of an intrauterine contraceptive device by, or under the supervision of, a healthcare professional.Family planning services
If you carry on any of these activities in England, you must register with us.
- Last updated:
- 9 February 2015