Chief Inspector, Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission
Andrea Sutcliffe has nearly 30 years' experience in health and social care, managing a range of services including those for children and older people.
Andrea joined the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in October 2013 from the Social Care Institute for Excellence where she was Chief Executive from April 2012. She leads on the regulation and inspection of adult social care including care homes, domiciliary care and hospices. She is also responsible for the registration team supporting all health and care sectors.
Previously Andrea was Chief Executive of the Appointments Commission and was an executive director at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for 7 years.
Andrea is an advocate for the use of social media to share information and learn from others. She tweets at @Crouchendtiger7 and writes a weekly blog for the CQC website. She is passionate about people who use services, their families and carers being at the heart of everything CQC does.