Consultation on our guidance on visiting in care homes, hospitals and hospices

Page last updated: 4 April 2024

We consulted on our proposed guidance to help providers and other stakeholders understand and meet the new standard on visiting and accompaniment in care homes, hospitals, and hospices and their roles and responsibilities under it. The guidance also sets out what people using health and social care services and their families, friends or advocates can expect.

This consultation was limited to our guidance about the new fundamental standard. It did not cover the scope and content of the visiting legislation itself, which was subject to DHSC’s own, separate consultation.

Read the draft guidance

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Making the consultation accessible

We published this consultation information and guidance as accessible web content and as an easy read. We also published an equality impact assessment about the consultation process.