Licensing and oversight of independent providers

This page provides information and guidance relating to the licensing and oversight of independent sector providers of NHS services.

Independent sector providers are any providers of NHS services that are not foundation trusts or NHS trusts e.g. charities, social enterprises, private or public limited companies.


Information concerning licensing requirements and making a licence application.

Monitoring and enforcement

Information concerning our approach to oversight of independent providers, and when necessary, taking action under our enforcement guidance.