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Second CQC board member departs to join government

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The Sunday Times journalist who chaired a review into the training standards of care assistants has been appointed head of the No 10 policy unit.

Camilla Cavendish will step aside from her role as non-executive member of the Care Quality Commission’s board to take up the new role with immediate effect. Her appointment follows the resignation of David Prior as chair of the regulator to become a Conservative peer and junior minister in

David Behan, chief executive of the CQC, said: “I am delighted that Camilla Cavendish is to take up the post of head of the policy unit at 10 Downing Street. We are sorry to be losing her from the board. She has brought a sharp intellectual challenge to the work of CQC. She has made a significant contribution to CQC’s development and new direction. She will be missed and we wish her well in her new role.”

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