Andrea joined CQC in October 2013. She leads on the regulation and inspection of adult social care including care homes, domiciliary care and hospices. Andrea is also responsible for the registration team supporting all health and care sectors. She joined CQC from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) where she was Chief Executive from April 2012.
Previously Andrea was Chief Executive of the Appointments Commission and was an Executive Director at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for seven years.
Andrea is an advocate for the use of social media to share information and learn from others. She tweets at @Crouchendtiger7 and writes a weekly blog for the CQC website. Andrea is passionate about people who use services, their families and carers being at the heart of everything CQC does.