CQC in search for new chief inspector of adult social care

The Care Quality Commission is recruiting for a chief inspector of adult social care and integrated care, following changes to its executive team.

After reviewing its chief operating officer role, the job title will now be deputy chief executive to reflect the duties and responsibilities of the position, which includes the transformation programme, culture change and quality improvement.

The interim position will continue to be held by Kate Terroni, who had also been chief inspector of adult social care and integrated care.

CQC’s chief inspector of healthcare role will merge the previous roles of chief inspector of hospitals and chief inspector of primary medical services and Sean O’ Kelly will continue in this position.

‘I’m confident that by making these changes, CQC will have the right mix of skills, roles and expertise in place at the most senior level. This will enable us to deliver the next phase of our transformation programme, so that together we can ensure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, high-quality care,’ said CQC chief executive Ian Trenholm.