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Second CQC board member joins Government

A second CQC board member has relinquished their role to take up a position in the new Conservative Government.

Camilla Cavendish, a Times columnist, has been appointed head of the policy unit at 10 Downing Street.

CQC chief executive David Behan said: ‘She has made a significant contribution to CQC’s development and new direction. We are sorry to be losing her from the board.’

The move follows the appointment earlier this month of CQC chair David Prior as a minister at the Department of Health. Mr Prior had worked at the CQC for the past two-and-a-half years.

Remarking on the CQC’s achievements during his time at the commission, Mr Prior said: ‘I believe that the new regulatory model we have developed will not just identify poor care, but also stimulate and encourage services to improve.’

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Readers' comments (9)

  • CQC haven't made any mistakes, published incorrect details or produced an inspectorate that is welcomed rather than feared as a body to improve and help? Their board members now are rewarded with government jobs for effectively frightening NHS services and their staff.

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  • She's a contemporary of Cameron's in their time at Oxford. She worked for McKinsey Consulting. It's a revolving door for the chums.

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  • New meaning to jumping a sinking ship. How this management bubble exists I do not know.

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  • Oink Oink its lovely swill in this trough.Come and join me!

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  • Camilla Cavendish has a woeful lack of knowledge about the NHS and GP in particular, as evidenced by previous low quality articles in the Times (good is your friend).

    It is only right and proper that she spreads this ignorance across many policy areas without concentrating the same only on health.

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  • good = google is your friend

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  • Bob Hodges

    Judging by the brain-farts she writes in the Times she's completely clueless on matter of health, yet living in Notting Hill is obviously a qualification.

    I suspect that she's less harmful in Westminster than at the CQC so it's not all bad.....

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  • "Bob Hodges | GP Partner | 27 May 2015 10:44am
    ..... yet living in Notting Hill "

    Blonde, colleague of party boss from Oxbridge, opinionated, lives in Notting Hill = Standard issue Westminster female of any party.

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  • At least the equality machine is alive and well!!!!!

    I remember when it was just "Jobs for the boy's"

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