New chairs confirmed at NICE and CQC

New chairs confirmed at NICE and CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have both announced new chairs.

David Prior is set to take the lead role at the CQC, while David Haslam is being welcomed at NICE, the government has announced.

Secretary of state for health Jeremy Hunt stated Mr Prior - who comes to the CQC from the chair of a Foundation Trust - will bring a wealth of experience to the position.

"David will lead the CQC at an exciting time, where we need to relentlessly drive up quality in all services," he said.

Mr Hunt added he is pleased to be able to welcome Mr Haslam into his new role as chair at NICE as well.

He explained Mr Haslam has been a front-line GP and a respected clinical leader and is therefore a good choice to fill the position.

Mr Haslam stated that he is "delighted and honoured" to have been chosen for the role and is looking forward to building on the work of his predecessor.

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