CQC appoints Home Office director general to drive new strategy

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has appointed Tyson Hepple, the current director general at the Home Office, to the role of executive director of operations.

Hepple, a senior civil servant with over 30 years’ experience at the Home Office in a range of operational roles, is expected to start at CQC in early August.   

In his new position, Hepple is expected to play an instrumental part in rolling out the CQC’s new strategy for 2021. 

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Chief Executive, Ian Trenholm said: “I am very pleased to welcome Tyson to CQC. We have recently launched an ambitious new strategy and Tyson’s experience will be absolutely invaluable in helping us roll it out. 

“The role of Executive Director of Operations is an important addition to our Executive Team and critical to the implementation of our strategic plans. I look forward to working with Tyson so that we can continue to deliver our purpose in a rapidly changing health and care sector.” 

Commenting on the role, Hepple said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Care Quality Commission at such an important time for both the CQC and the wider health and care sector.   

“The launch of CQC’s new strategy is a unique opportunity to drive positive change and enhance the vital work already being done here to improve the quality of health and social care services.” 

Under its new strategy, the CQC has pledged that its regulation will be more relevant to the way care is now delivered, more flexible to manage risk and uncertainty, and enable the organisation to respond in a quicker and more proportionate way as the health and care environment continues to evolve.

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