Regulation and Governance

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a registered charity (no. 1104951) and a company limited by guarantee (no. 5176998).

Registered in England and Wales, our registered office is at Billing Road, Northampton, NN15DG.

St Andrew's has been a charity since 1838, when it was funded by public subscription and founded thanks to the foresight and commitment of a number of Northamptonshire families.

More information about our charitable tradition is available in our heritage section.

As a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity, we are governed by a Court of Governors and a Board of Directors. The Directors are also the Trustees of the charity.

The charity’s governing document is its Articles of Association, a copy of which is available on request.

Regulatory Matters

The charity is regulated by a number of different organisations.

The key regulators being:

  • Care Quality Commission
  • NHS Improvement
  • The Charity Commission
  • Ofsted

St Andrew's has a culture of continual improvement and patient involvement.

View our most recent Quality Account for details of what we have done to improve and our plans to get even better.

We are transparent about the quality of our care and are pleased to share the results of our inspections by the Care Quality Commission.

You can use the links below to view the reports for each of our registered services.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports

The latest reports on St Andrew's Healthcare, published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), can be found below: 


NHS Improvement

NHS Improvement (previously Monitor) regulates providers of NHS services and how they are governed. As a provider of services to the NHS, the Charity is required to be licensed by NHS Improvement. The standard licence conditions are grouped in to seven sections. Section 6 concerns NHS Improvement’s oversight of provider governance.

Certification against condition G6 of the Licence
Following a review for the purpose of paragraph 2(b) of licence condition G6, the Directors of the Licensee are satisfied that, from the date that the Licensee was granted a licence to the end of the most recent financial year, the Licensee took all such precautions as were necessary in order to comply with condition G6. This was certified by our Chief Financial Officer on 15 June 2017.

Certification against Continuity of Services
After making enquiries the Directors of the Licensee have a reasonable expectation that the Licensee will have the Required Resources to it after taking account of distributions which might reasonably be expected to be declared or paid for a period of 12 months. In making this statement the Executive Team have considered the level of current and likely future demand for Commissioner Requested Services; the availability of appropriately skilled workforces; the availability of facilities and the availability of working capital and other financial resources. This was certified by our Chief Financial Officer on 30 May 2017.

Annual Accounts
Each year we submit our annual accounts to the Charity Commission and Companies Registry.

Note:  St Andrew's is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act but we will always make every effort to respond to reasonable requests for information