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CQC appoints new executive director of operations


By Jess Hacker
24 June 2021

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has appointed current Home Office director general, Tyson Hepple, as its new executive director of operations, it has announced.

Mr Hepple will join the Commission later in early August, after spending three decades in various operational roles at the Home Office.

In that time, he was involved in policing and crime and safeguarding policy, before moving to immigration policy in 2015. He has spent the past two years working for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Mr 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.’

Last week, the CQC began a pilot of its new monitoring approach ahead of the scheme’s full launch next month (13 July). As part of this new approach, the regulator will carry out monthly risk reviews, which it says will allow inspectors to target their resources toward services most in need.

Ian Trenholm, CQC’s chief executive, said: ‘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.’

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