CQC chair announces resignation
Cynthia Bower, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced her resignation. In the announcement, made in late February, it was reported that Ms Bower would remain in post until autumn 2012 to allow for an appropriate handover. The recruitment process for her successor would begin shortly.
Ms Bower said that, after almost four years leading CQC, she was proud to have played a part in delivering increasing benefits to people who use services by “shining a light on poor care”.
“I feel that it is now time to move on,” said Ms Bower. “The process of setting up an entirely new system of regulation has been intensely challenging – but we have accomplished an enormous amount.
“We have merged three organisations, registered 40,000 provider locations and brought virtually the entire health and social care network under one set of standards, which focus on the nee