Regulatory/Enforcement Bodies

NB. The inclusion of any of the organisations listed in the links in this site does not imply endorsement by NASHiCS of that organisation nor the contents of their website.

  • Regulatory/Enforcement Bodies

    • British Standards (BSI) The worlds first national standards-making body (NSB) and is number one in the world today. BSI provides publications and consults on new and existing standards of all types.
    • Care Quality Commission Their aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that’s in hospital, in care homes, in people’s own homes, or elsewhere. They regulate health and adult social care services, whether provided by the NHS, local authorities, private
    • Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Replaced ODPM with a powerful remit to promote community cohesion and equality, as well as responsibility for housing, urban regeneration, planning and local government. Contains a hugh amount of information that needs to be searched for.
    • Department of Health (DoH) Government department providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications It includes links to the National Taskforce on Violence Against Social care Staff and associated documents.
    • Environment Agency (EA) The leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales to make sure that air, land and water are looked after by everyone in today’s society, so that tomorrow’s generations inherit a cleaner, healthier world.
    • Equality and Human Rights Commission Parliament gave the Commission the mandate to challenge discrimination, and to protect and promote human rights. A catalyst for change and improvement on equality and human rights.
    • Food Standards Agency (FSA) An independent Government department set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public’s health and consumer interests in relation to food. The FSA provides advice and information to the public and Government on food safety from farm to fork, n
    • Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Is the enforcing body for H&S matters for the UK. The website contains many links and a search facility for all sorts of useful H&S information.
    • Health Protection Agency (HPA) An independent body that protects the health and well-being of the population. The Agency plays a critical role in protecting people from infectious diseases and in preventing harm when hazards involving chemicals, poisons or radiation occur. They also pr
    • Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) The MHRA is now part of the Government Website Enhance and safeguard the health of the public by ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe. Contains links to all their publications and other information.
    • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.
    • National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) An NHS (Department of Health) website, NIMHE is responsible for supporting the implementation of positive change in mental health and mental health services. NIMHE is part of the Care Services Improvement Partnership, There are eight development centres,
    • National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) Improving the safety and quality of care through reporting, analysing and learning from adverse incidents and ‘near misses’ involving NHS patients.
    • National Task Force on Violence Against Social Care Staff This section of the DoH web pages contains the report and action plan, self-audit tool for employers, checklist for employees and overview of research, published by the National Task Force on Violence Against Social Care Staff in 2000.
    • NHS Protect An independent Division of the NHS Business Services Authority and has responsibility for all policy and operational matters relating to the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud and corruption and the management of security in the National Hea
    • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) An organisation set up by Parliament to protect the public, by ensuring that nurses and midwives provide high standards of care to their patients and clients.
    • Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Is a well known charity offering all sorts of useful H&S resources such as education and training, publications, advice and events and covering most aspects of H&S.
    • Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) was established by Government in 2001 to improve social care services for adults and children in the United Kingdom. You can find out more about what we do using the links on the left under ‘SCIE’s work’ and