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The Care Quality Commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting government standards. Visit our website at

Organisations we regulate

Whether you are the owner of a new organisation and need to register with us or you work for an existing registered provider, you can find everything you need here.

Already registered?

If you have already registered with us as a provider or manager then this section contains information relevant to you.

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Not yet registered?

If you are setting up a new health or adult social care service, or are the new manager of an existing service, find out how to register.

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GPs and primary medical services

Find out answers to your questions about the registration process for primary medical services. When you will need to apply depends on whether you are an out-of-hours provider or a GP or other primary medical service.

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Mental health services

Read about our work to protect people receiving treatment under the Mental Health Act and download our guidance for providers.

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Get involved with our work

Find out about the work of our Provider Advisory Group and how to join our online communities, take part in consultations or sign up for our newsletters.

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Special reviews and inspections

Find out about our special programme of inspections and reviews, which look at specific aspects of care or particular types of services.

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