Care Quality Commission (CQC) has appointed a new Director of Corporate Providers and Market Oversight.
Stuart Dean – an experienced financier and former leader of the
corporate healthcare business at The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) – is
expected to take up his new CQC role in May.
Following CQC's new responsibility for Market Oversight
– overseeing the financial health of difficult-to-replace providers of
adult social care services – Stuart will lead this new function that
involves 43 corporate providers, including around 400 registered
services operating from 4,000 locations.
Stuart has a wealth of experience across the public and private
healthcare industry and was also a member of the Market Oversight and
Provider Failure Working Group which contributed to the legislative
framework and development of CQC's approach to the new Market Oversight
Speaking about his new position at CQC, Stuart said:
"I'm delighted to have been given this opportunity working with key
stakeholders across the sector. I'm looking forward to ensuring CQC's
new Market Oversight responsibilities are successfully implemented to
provide both continuity of care and reduce uncertainty for people who
use services in the event of providers facing financial distress."
Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, added:
"I am really pleased to welcome Stuart who has the right experience
and skills to deliver our new Market Oversight responsibilities.
"Being able to protect people in vulnerable circumstances by spotting
if a difficult-to-replace provider may fail and making sure the right
action is taken is such an important piece of work. I am looking forward
to having Stuart on board and take on this new function."