- Regulating health care providers & commissioners
Regulating health care providers & commissioners
Monitor is the sector regulator for health services in England. Our job is to protect and promote the interests of patients by ensuring that the whole sector works for their benefit. This section of the site details our core responsibilities.
Read a short overview of our role here.
Information for NHS foundation trusts
This section of the site provides information and guidance for existing NHS foundation trusts, such as Monitor's annual planning and monitoring cycle. It also provides information for foundation trust governors.
Regulating prices for NHS-funded care
Monitor and NHS England are working to develop an NHS payment system which rewards good-quality, efficient providers and incentivises them to deliver care in the way that best meets the needs of their patients.
Co-operation and Competition
Monitor polices the rules on choice and competition and acts to prevent anti-competitive behaviour by commissioners or providers where it is against patients’ interests.
Enabling integrated care
Monitor has a duty to consider how it can enable or facilitate the delivery of integrated care for patients where this would improve quality of care or improve efficiency.