About Monitor

As the sector regulator for health services in England, Monitor’s job is to make the health sector work better for patients.


Within England, we make sure:

  • independent NHS foundation trusts are well-led so that they can provide quality care on a sustainable basis
  • essential services are maintained if a provider gets into serious difficulties
  • the NHS payment system promotes quality and efficiency
  • procurement, choice and competition operate in the best interests of patients

We are committed to preserving the values of the NHS as a universal health service, free at the point of use, as set out in the NHS Constitution.

Find out more

You can find out more in our strategy or by reading our leaflet.

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