Our regulatory sandbox is a collaboration between providers, innovators and CQC.
Working together, we can:
- set out what good quality care means and publish that for the rest of the sector
- develop the way CQC inspects clinical activities that rely on new innovations
- register new types of service providers (where they fall within the activities we regulate)
- provide the regulatory clarity and support required to deploy innovation safely in health and care services
We're also working with the product regulators - MHRA and BSI - to define the boundaries between our respective regulatory functions.
Read our latest reports
An evaluation of CQC's regulatory sandboxing pilot by CQC Research and Evaluation team with Professor Carl Macrae.
This round focused on the use of machine learning applications for diagnostic purposes in healthcare services.
Our first pilot focused on the use of digital triage tools in healthcare services.
Expressions of interest
We're considering topics for future rounds where new models of care, service innovations or technologies are emerging. We're particularly interested in where there's the potential to significantly change the way care is delivered - especially where it does not seem to fit well with our current ways of assessing, registering or monitoring services. Please email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These regulatory sandbox rounds have closed.
This regulatory sandbox round closed to applications on Monday 28 October 2019. The panel has reviewed the applications and informed all applicants of the outcome.
Regulators' Pioneer Fund
This was made possible by a grant from the £10m Regulators’ Pioneer Fund launched by The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and administered by Innovate UK.