Sir David Behan: outstanding servant of the NHS and social care

15 January 2018

Sir David Behan has announced he will step down as chief executive of the Care Quality Commission in the summer.

Sir David joined in 2012. The CQC is to begin recruitment for a successor imminently.

 

Responding, the chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson said:

“Sir David has been an outstanding servant of the NHS and social care. He came in as chief executive of the CQC at a critical time, following concerns over the failings at Mid Staffordshire. Under his leadership the CQC has improved its regulatory approach by focussing on key areas for inspection, developing better use of data and strengthening expertise including the appointment of chief inspectors.

He has made a great contribution in restoring public confidence in oversight of the health service.

"He has made a great contribution in restoring public confidence in oversight of the health service, while commanding the respect and admiration of many of us who worked with him. We thank him for his integrity and commitment, and wish him well in his future endeavours."

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