You are here

Enforcement policy

  • Organisations we regulate

We have a wide set of powers that allow us to protect the public and hold registered providers and managers to account.

Alongside this guidance about the new regulations, we have a new enforcement policy that explains our approach to taking action where we identify poor care, or where registered providers and managers do not meet the standards required in the regulations. We use our enforcement policy to:

  • Protect people who use regulated services from harm and the risk of harm, and to ensure they receive health and social care services of an appropriate standard.
  • Hold registered providers and managers to account for failures in how the service is provided.

Our enforcement policy sets out in full the approach that we take to address breaches of regulations. It also reflects how we may work with other organisations to make sure that people are protected from harm, for example, through special measures regimes.

Section 29A warning notices

We can serve a warning notice under Section 29A of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 when we believe that the quality of healthcare at an NHS trust or foundation trust requires significant improvement.

Last updated:
12 August 2021