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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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