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Terroni takes top job in adult social care regulation

February 1, 2019

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has appointed Kate Terroni as chief Inspector of adult social care.

Ms Terroni is due to start the role in May, taking over from Debbie Westhead who has been interim chief Inspector since Andrea Sutcliffe’s departure in December last year.

A registered social worker, Kate Terroni is currently director of adult social care at Oxfordshire County Council where she is said to have embedded co-production in adult social care throughout the county and provided clear leadership across the health and care system.

She is also co-chair of the ADASS workforce network and was previously deputy director of commissioning at Oxfordshire County Council.

CQC chief executive Ian Trenholm said Ms Terroni had a strong track record in social care and her passion and commitment to improving outcomes for people had been evident throughout her career.

“I have no doubt that Kate will build on Andrea Sutcliffe’s impressive legacy to keep driving up standards in adult social care to make sure each and every person experiences the high quality care they need,” said Mr Trenholme.

Speaking about her new post, Kate Terroni said it was a privilege to build on Andrea Sutcliffe’s unrelenting focus on quality outcomes for individuals through good quality care provision.

“To date I have spent my career within local government as a qualified social worker, running operational teams, commissioning services and finally having the opportunity to serve as director of adult social care of Oxfordshire County Council,” said Ms Terroni.

“This is an incredibly important time for adult social care, awaiting the green paper, while at the same time encouraging the delivery of high quality care in a challenging environment.

“I am passionate about putting people who use services and their families at the heart of everything we do. I believe that we can improve outcomes for people through ensuring the availability of good quality care and that we regulate in a way which encourages services to integrate around the individual.”

Kate Terroni

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