Guidance for providers

Look up information for your sector, including guidance about regulations, how to register with us, what incidents you must notify us about and what we look at when we carry out inspections.


You must register with us to carry on any of the activities we regulate. You also need to let us know if your registration details change.

What is registration?

Register as a new provider

Apply to be a registered manager

Make changes to your existing registration

Find a registration application form

Sectors and service types

Care homes, home care, specialist colleges, extra care, supported living and Shared Lives schemes

NHS GP practices

NHS acute, ambulance, community health, mental health and substance misuse services

Includes private GP services and clinics providing primary care

Includes dental surgeries, services that visit people in their homes and out-of-hours emergency services

Services that offer consultation, diagnosis or treatment online only

Includes NHS 111 and GP out-of-hours services

Independent hospitals, ambulances, community health, hospices, mental health and substance misuse services