Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) has appointed Ed Watkinson as its head of care quality and compliance.
Watkinson joins the consultant from Barchester Healthcare, where he was regulation manager.
During his time at Barchester, he was seconded to the CQC to work as part of a policy team developing its inspection methodology and standards.
He has also served as a planning and commissioning manager for Buckinghamshire County Council and as methodology developer and regulatory inspector for the Commission for Social Care Inspection.
Alan Rosenbach, chair of the QCS Quality and Compliance panel says that hiring Watkinson will bring experience and expertise to the company.
“We are fortunate to have Ed on the team at QCS. He has an extensive knowledge of regulation as well as a deep commitment to supporting high quality, safe care and support for people using services and their families.”