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James Hedges

  • 8 August 2014

James' biography to appear here. Photo:  Team:  Media team Role:  Senior Media Officer ...

Paul Rew

  • 14 July 2014

Paul Rew is an experienced non-executive director in both the private and public sectors. He is currently non-executive director and chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Met Office and Northumbrian Water. He is also a member of...

Christopher Fincken

  • 9 July 2014

Christopher Fincken is an independent member of CQC’s National Information Governance Committee. Christopher is the Chair of the UK Council of Caldicott Guardians and, for eleven years, was the Caldicott Guardian of an acute hospital serving a cathedral city and a large rural population. He now...

Sir Robert Francis QC

  • 3 July 2014

Sir Robert Francis QC has been a barrister since 1973 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992. He is a Recorder (part time Crown Court judge) and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge.  He is a governing Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, where he has chaired its Education...

Fiona Allinson

  • 16 May 2014

Fiona joined CQC in 2009. Before being appointed a Head of Hospital Inspections in 2013, she worked as a Compliance Manager, overseeing compliance inspectors in the Leicestershire region. Fiona has a keen interest in enforcement activities and successfully prosecuted an unregistered provider of...

Vicki Wells

  • 14 May 2014

Vicki was appointed to the role of Head of General Practice in 2014. She has worked in various regulatory roles since 2002, having started working as an inspector of adult social care before progressing into management. Recently Vicki has been responsible for the regulation of health and social...

Julie Walton

  • 13 May 2014

Julie took up the post of Head of Hospital Inspections in 2014, before which she worked as a Compliance Manager, leading a team of inspectors in the central region. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the regulation of health and social care. Before CQC, Julie worked at the Healthcare...

Sue McMillan

  • 9 May 2014

Sue joined CQC in April 2009 as a Regional Director. From 2011 she was responsible for CQC's national work on child safeguarding and inspection of health and justice settings. She led the policy work to develop CQC's new approach to inspection of specialist mental health services. Sue...

Ann Ford

  • 8 May 2014

Ann was appointed Head of Hospital Inspections in 2014. Having been at CQC since it was set up in 2009, she was previously a Head of Regional Compliance, with responsibility for regulatory activity in the north-west of England. Ann has a wealth of experience in the regulation of health and adult...

Tim Cooper

  • 8 May 2014

Before joining CQC, Tim was Programme Director and Transitional Delivery Lead for NHS Improving Quality’s Delivery Team in Acute Care. There he led a team of National Improvement Experts supporting the NHS in improving delivery and service provision, including Interventional Radiology, Endoscopy ...

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