The CQC has appointed Dr Rosie Benneyworth chief inspector of primary medical services and integrated care. She will take over from Professor Steve Field when he steps down in March.
Dr Benneyworth is currently director of strategic clinical services transformation at Somerset CCG and vice chair of NICE. She was previously managing director of South West Academic Health Science Network.
With more than 15 years of experience as a GP, Dr Benneyworth has actively helped develop and improve health and social care services within her Somerset locality.
Commenting on her appointment, CQC chief executive Ian Trenholm said: ‘We’re delighted that Dr Rosie Benneyworth will be joining us.
‘Rosie brings invaluable experience of health and care from a range of perspectives in her roles as a GP, her work at NICE and most recently leading strategic clinical services transformation at Somerset CCG.’
Dr Benneyworth said: ‘I am delighted to be joining the CQC as chief inspector of primary medical services and integrated care.
‘I am looking forward to building on the work that Professor Steve Field has progressed over the last few years in primary care, and working with colleagues to develop mechanisms for ensuring safe and effective care in emerging integrated care systems.’