- Regulating health care providers & commissioners
Regulating health care providers & commissioners
This section of the site provides you with in-depth information about our core responsibilities and functions as the sector regulator of NHS-funded health care services. Our main duty is to protect and promote the interests of patients. 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 Compliance Framework and annual planning and monitoring cycle. It also provides information for foundation trust governors.
In carrying out our sector regulator role, Monitor licenses providers of NHS services in England. The licence is our key tool for regulating providers of NHS services.
Cooperation and Competition
Monitor's focus in this area is to make sure that any competition in the health sector is fair and that it operates in the best interests of patients.
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.