Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.
Andrea was recognised for her achievements and public service over 30 years.
“I feel incredibly lucky and very grateful to be honoured in this way,” Andrea said.
“Really it is a tribute to the dedication and commitment of my team and colleagues at CQC who work so hard to improve the quality of life of people using adult social care services, their families and carers.”
Having joined the CQC in 2013, Andrea leads on the regulation and inspection of adult social care services in England, including care homes and domiciliary care. She led the completion of the initial round of comprehensive inspections of these services in 2017, which for the first time rated services as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement and Inadequate.
Andrea is also responsible for the registration team supporting all health and care sectors.
She played a key role in the development of Quality Matters, the adult social care sector wide commitment to quality, which launched in July 2017.
Previously to her current role, Andrea was Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Chief Executive of the Appointments Commission.
Sir David Behan, Chief Executive of the CQC, said: “I am delighted that Andrea’s contribution to public services and specifically to the quality and safety of adult social care has been recognised by this richly deserved honour. I am proud Andrea works for CQC where her leadership has been exemplary.”