New regulator appoints first Commissioners
The first three Commissioners have been appointed to the shadow Care Quality Commission (CQC), with effect from 1st September. The new Commissioners are:
- Professor Deirdre Kelly, professor of paediatric hepatology at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
- Lord Patel of Bradford OBE (Kamlesh Patel), chairman, Mental Health Act Commission.
- Dame Jo Williams, chief executive of the Royal Mencap Society.
Barbara Young, shadow chair of the CQC, which will take over the regulation of both health and social care providers in April next year, the appointments reflected the commitment in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 to ensure that health, social care and mental health backgrounds were well represented at Commissioner level.
“We are now aiming to recruit a further three Commissioners who will bring user interests to the heart of the Care Quality Commission as well as strengthening our financial and risk governance and providing clinical outcome or health or regul