Our regulatory powers have changed and so has our online Care directory. Find out about the changes and tell us what you think.

Welcome to CQC

We are the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

We regulate care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations. We aim to make sure better care is provided for everyone - in hospitals, care homes and people's own homes. We also seek to protect the interests of people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act. Visit About CQC.



For professionals

Changes to our forms and guidance

We changed our forms and related guidance on 1 July in order to improve our registration process.

New website launching soon

Over the last few months, we have been building and testing a new website which we hope to launch early in the autumn

Care Directory

We have now updated the information in our Care Directory about providers of adult social care and independent healthcare.


Find care services

Find out how well your care services are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

Adult social care services Nursing homes, residential homes, care at home and adult placement schemes.

Health care services Hospitals, maternity units, ambulances, beauty clinics and district nurses.



Our advice and information will help you find and choose the right health and social care for you.

Find out how to get started, where to find local services and what you should expect from good quality care.