About Monitor: an introduction to our role
- Part of:
- NHS foundation trust governors and members: documents and guidance, NHS commissioners: documents and guidance, Independent providers of NHS services: documents and guidance, NHS trusts: documents and guidance, NHS foundation trusts: documents and guidance, and The NHS payment system: documents and guidance
- 28 August 2013
- Last updated:
- 3 July 2014, see all updates
- Applies to:
An introduction to Monitor's role as the sector regulator for health services in England.
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This short publication gives an overview of Monitor’s role.
Monitor’s job is to protect and promote the interests of patients by ensuring the whole sector works for their benefit. It makes sure that:
- public sector healthcare providers are well led so that they can provide high quality care to local communities
- essential NHS services continue if a provider gets into difficulty
- the NHS payment system rewards quality and efficiency
- choice and competition operate in the best interests of patients
Published: 28 August 2013
Updated: 3 July 2014
- The 'About Monitor' leaflet has now been updated.
- First published.
Part of: NHS foundation trust governors and members: documents and guidance NHS commissioners: documents and guidance Independent providers of NHS services: documents and guidance NHS trusts: documents and guidance NHS foundation trusts: documents and guidance The NHS payment system: documents and guidance