New chairmen of NICE and CQC are confirmed

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 14 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8510
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

The men who will lead two of the most influential and powerful NHS bodies have been confirmed in their posts.

The Department of Health confirmed on 13 December that David Haslam will be the chairman of the drugs watchdog the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and that David Prior will become chairman of the main NHS regulator, the Care Quality Commission.

Both men were selected as the government’s preferred candidates for these posts but had to appear before the parliamentary health select committee recently for pre-appointment scrutiny.1 2

The committee has now approved both men in the …

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