Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) has appointed Ed Watkinson as their new Head of Care Quality and Compliance. Ed has experience across a variety of roles in the care sector. He has been a registered manager, area manager, care manager, and senior commissioner. He has most recently worked as a Regulation Manager for Barchester Healthcare.
Ed was central to the development of the Care Quality Commission’s new inspection methodology and the fundamental standards whilst working on secondment as part of their Policy Team last year.
Ed 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 had this to say about Ed’s appointment:
“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.”
Sheila Scott OBE, Chair of the Care Providers Alliance and Care Strategy Consultant for QCS, said:
“I am delighted that Ed is joining us at QCS. He brings a wealth of experience and insight into the fundamental standards which will benefit all of us including the users of the system.”
Ed will serve as part of the Senior Management team at QCS. He will lead the development of new quality assurance, compliance and care management policies and procedures.