The Care Quality Commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting government standards. Visit our website at www.cqc.org.uk.
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).
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.
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
Read our range of publications looking at the safety and quality of mental health care that people receive.
Mental Health Act Annual Report 2010/11
Complaining about use of MHA
We have recently updated our policy on how we look into complaints about the use of the MHA.
Download our poster on how to complain, for display in hospitals.