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Directors resign from CQC

27th May 2010

Two members of the Care Quality Commission’s board have handed in their resignations.

The director of regulation and strategy Jamie Rentoul and the director of methods, Gary Needle, have chosen to leave the seven-strong board of the regulator.

The moves comes as the government announced plans to boost the role of the CQC to becoming an “an effective quality inspectorate”.

CQC chief executive Cynthia Bower said: “When we merged just over a year ago, we brought together three very different organisations, with different regulatory models and different organisational structures.

“We knew it would take about a year and half to get the organisation in the right shape to deliver a brand new model of regulation.  We have been closely scrutinising all of our costs and functions to ensure maximum efficiency.”

She said the directorates had been reshuffled in a way that helped reduce any overlap of functions to help make the structure more efficient and aligned with the new regulatory model.

“Gary Needle and Jamie Rentoul have chosen to take this opportunity to move on from CQC. They are both experts in their field and their contribution to setting up CQC has been enormous,” she added.

“I thank them personally and on behalf of the whole organisation. I wish them every success in the future.”

However, some observers have suggested that the decision of the two to leave their posts has seen the CQC losing some of its best brains in Mr Rentoul and its most effective “deliverer” in Mr Needle.


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