David Behan CBE, Chief Executive, Care Quality Commission, discusses, 'Where next in improving healthcare?'
Often described as one of the largest employing organisations in the world, the NHS confronts on a daily basis the complex challenge of delivering increasingly expensive healthcare, whether or not free at the point of delivery, to an increasingly needful and ageing population. To say the least, it is not always a happy story. Efficiency programmes are in place and there are certainly successes, but – these figures are no doubt arguable – it is said that by 2020 we will be spending only 7 per cent of GDP on health while the French, Germans and Scandinavians spend 11 per cent and the US 18 per cent; and that a study last year by Imperial College found that death rates in British hospitals are already 45 per cent higher than in the US.
If we have it, is more money the only answer? David Behan, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will address the issues. Taking up his current position in 2012, he brought with him considerable senior experience from the social services sector including that of his former post of Director General of social care, local government and care partnerships at the Department of Health.
The CQC regulates all health and social care services in England and David therefore has an unparalleled and detailed overview of the whole healthcare sector. This will be a significant discussion for anyone with an interest in the future of the NHS.
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