Guidance and regulation

Information for health and social care providers, local authorities and integrated care systems.

To read about our old approach, visit our original guidance for providers page.

Information for providers

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.

How we assess quality of care using our single assessment framework, including our inspections and continuous monitoring.

Guidance about government regulations for health and social care providers. Includes the fundamental standards.

What action we take when we find a breach of the regulations or a registered person's conditions of registration, or where there is a risk to people using services.

You must notify us about certain changes, events and incidents that affect your service or the people who use it.

Information for local systems

We assess whether ICSs are meeting the needs of the local population.

We assess how local authorities meet their duties under Part 1 of the Care Act (2014).