New chair for Care Inspectorate

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THE CARE Inspectorate welcomed the announcement of its new chair on April 16.

Paul Edie has been appointed by Scottish Ministers to chair the board of the Care Inspectorate, the body charged with regulating and inspecting care services and social work across Scotland.

Mr Edie will also sit on the boards of the Scottish Social Services Council and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. He succeeds Professor Frank Clark CBE, who retired last month.

Mr Edie said: “I am delighted to take up post and am looking forward to playing my part in improving care in Scotland.

“While there are many excellent examples of good practice across the country, where there are weaknesses we must not hesitate to act. Every person is entitled to a quality of care that reflects their needs and promotes their rights.”

Annette Bruton, Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate, said: “As we look forward to working with Paul Edie, I would like to thank Frank Clark for the commitment he brought to the Care Inspectorate. I wish him a long and happy retirement, knowing that he will remain a passionate champion of the care sector.”