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Services we regulate
We monitor, inspect and regulate services that provide health and social care.
Activities we regulate include:
- Treatment, care and support provided by hospitals, GPs dentists, ambulances and mental health services.
- Treatment, care and support services for adults in care homes and in people's own homes (both personal and nursing care).
- Services for people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act.
A-Z of services we regulate
We inspect both NHS and independent ambulance services.
We inspect care homes across England, including residential and nursing homes.
Services we inspect include family planning and slimming clinics.
In the community
We inspect community-based services including services for people with learning disabilities and substance misuse services.
GPs and doctors
We inspect GP practices, walk-in centres and out-of-hours services.
We inspect hospice services that provide care for people who have life-limiting conditions or are at the end of their lives.
We inspect both NHS trusts and independent hospitals.
Mental health services that we inspect include those for detained patients.
We carry out joint inspections with HMIP.
Services in your home
We inspect home care agencies, mobile doctors and services over the phone.
- Last updated:
- 18 January 2016