RNHA applauds Bower’s appointment as CQC boss
Cynthia Bower’s appointment as chief executive of the new Care Quality Commission, which will take over regulation of both health and social care providers next year, has been welcomed by the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA).
RNHA chief executive Frank Ursell said Ms Bower was admirably suited to the gigantic task of bridging the gap between health and social care, given that she had previously worked in both local government social services and the NHS, where she is currently chief executive of the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority.
“Taking full account of her previous achievements in the West Midlands, her strong reputation for innovative thinking, and her insistence on inclusiveness in dealing with key stakeholders, we believe she stands a very good chance of commanding a consensus among both the users and the providers of services,” said Mr Ursell.
Speaking for nursing home owners, Mr Ursell said that Ms Bower would start her role with a great deal of goodwil