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What makes good care?

Safe, effective, high-quality care: what you can expect from a good care service.


How we can help

We're here to help. When we inspect health and social care services, we give them ratings and publish reports about them – information you can use when you're choosing care.

You can use our website to search for the services you use, find out how they are performing and read reports from our inspectors.

In this section, you'll also find information to help you research care services – from how to recognise good care to where you can go to find out more.

About your care

Help choosing care

Maternity facts infographicLooking for care services? Our simple guides to choosing care are full of useful tips.

Using our information

Closeup shot showing GP services selected on a computer screenHow to use our website to find out more about care services in your area.

Mental health & mental capacity

A copy of the Mental Health Act 1983Find out more about our mental health and mental capacity work, including your rights under the Mental Health Act.


Focus on...

Because we all care

Because we all care campaign graphic: person with carerWe are calling on everyone to help shape health and social care by giving feedback

Declare Your Care

Declare Your Care campaignPeople regret not raising concerns about their care – but those who do raise concerns see improvements.

Care Aware

Care Aware campaignUse our inspection reports and ratings to help you make an informed decision when choosing care for yourself or a loved one.