You are here

Regulated activities

Categories:
  • Organisations we regulate

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.

Scope of registration PDF | 1.02 MBScope of registration: Independent medical practitioners PDF | 81.63 KB

Personal care

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.

Personal care PDF | 191.97 KB

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.

Personal care: 'ongoing direction or control of the service' PDF | 95.36 KB

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 PDF | 94.55 KB

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 PDF | 92.52 KB

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 PDF | 91.17 KB

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 PDF | 129.37 KB

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 PDF | 81.59 KB

Surgical procedures

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 PDF | 101.64 KB

Diagnostic and screening procedures

This includes a wide range of procedures related to diagnostics, screening and physiological measurement.

Diagnostic and screening procedures PDF | 185.6 KB

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 PDF | 139.56 KB

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 PDF | 97.65 KB

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 PDF | 93.46 KB

Termination of pregnancies

This covers the termination of pregnancies by surgical or medical methods.

Termination of pregnancies PDF | 91.14 KB

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 PDF | 74.95 KB

Nursing care

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 PDF | 90.17 KB

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 PDF | 69.18 KB

If you carry on any of these activities in England, you must register with us.

Last updated:
28 October 2014