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The Care Quality Commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting government standards. Visit our website at

Mental health services

In this section of our website, you can get an overview of our regulation of mental health care. This includes our work identifying where and how improvements can be made, including protecting people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act (MHA).

Our regulation of mental health services

If you are setting up a new health or adult social care service, or are the new manager of an existing service, find out how to register.

Mental Health Act

Learn about our visits to detained patients to monitor how service providers are using and following the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA), and our work regarding Community Treatment Orders.

Highlights from this section

Reviews, surveys and reports

Read our range of publications looking at the safety and quality of mental health care that people receive.