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TOP NHS MAN TO HEAD SOCIAL CARE WATCHDOG

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Former senior NHS official Ron Kerr has been appointed the first chief executive of the National Care Standards Com...
Former senior NHS official Ron Kerr has been appointed the first chief executive of the National Care Standards Commission.

The commission was set up as an independent watchdog to regulate social care services and private and voluntary health care.

The former operations director of the NHS Executive will take up his new post in October.

The task of regulating services currently rests with councils and health authorities, but the NCSC will take over these functions from April 2002.

Health minister Jacqui Smith said: 'With extensive experience spanning thirty years in public service, Mr Kerr brings with him a vast array of skills, including considerable experience of successful change management on a major scale.

I am delighted he has accepted this post and know he will add great value and direction to the NCSC.'

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