Care Quality Commission Announces New Chief Inspector

Ms Sutcliffe joins the CQC from the Social Care Institute for Excellence where she is currently the Chief Executive. Her new role will be to take the lead for CQCs inspection and regulation of social care across adult services. She will also be responsible for developing the new approach to the way CQC regulates social care in consultation with the users of these services.

Ms Sutcliffe will also oversee the development of a new rating system for social care providers, championing the interests of people using services and evaluating the quality of care being provided.

Ms Sutcliffe said “I am honoured and delighted to be appointed to this vital role. I am looking forward to working with everyone at CQC and across social care to help make a difference for people who are using services, their families and carers. Nothing is more important.”

CQC Chief Executive Mr David Behan said “Andrea is the ideal person to lead the work on ensuring social care provide people with safe, effective, compassionate high quality care.”

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