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Guidance for providers

  • Organisations we regulate

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.

Adult social care

All adult social care
Includes care homes, domiciliary care, specialist colleges, extra care housing, Shared Lives schemes and supported living services.

Primary care

Services mainly provided by dentists on the high street, including services that visit people in their home, and out-of-hours emergency dental services.
NHS GP practices.

Urgent care services, including NHS 111 and GP out-of-hours services
Guidance for urgent care services, including NHS 111 and GP out-of-hours services.
Independent doctors and clinics
Includes private GP services and clinics providing primary care.

Online primary care
Services that offer consultation, diagnosis or treatment online only.

NHS trusts

All NHS trusts
NHS acute, ambulance, community health, mental health and substance misuse services.

Independent healthcare

Independent healthcare services
Guidance for independent acute hospitals, ambulance services, community health services, hospices, mental health, and substance misuse services.

Specialist services

Prisons and secure settings
Including healthcare in young offender institutions and immigration removal centres.
Children and young people
Guidance for providers of health and social care services for children and young people.

Sexual assault referral centres
Services for people who are or may have been the victims of a sexual offence.
Autistic people and people with a learning disability
Guidance for providers that support autistic people or people with a learning disability.

Safehouses and outreach services
Guidance for providers on how we inspect safehouse and outreach services.


Last updated:
12 November 2021