We monitor, inspect and regulate services that provide health and social care.
Activities we regulate include:
- Treatment, care and support provided by hospitals, GPs dentists, ambulances and mental health services.
- Treatment, care and support services for adults in care homes and in people's own homes (both personal and nursing care).
- Services for people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act.
Types of services
Cross sector inspections
Sometimes we work with other inspectorates to carry out joint inspections of services.
We also carry out system-wide inspections. A system inspection assesses a group of services in a local area. This is so we can see how individual services work together to provide care across the system as a whole.