Peter Wyman, the preferred candidate to become the new CQC Chair, has vowed to encourage CQC to work closely with technology.
At his pre-appointment scrutiny hearing in front of the Commons Health Committee on Tuesday he also stated that he wished the regulator to reduce the burden of regulation on providers. He wants to encourage improvement with providers and whilst he acknowledges the successes of the current inspection model he is mindful of the “ton of bureaucracy, which we rather resent”. He is currently the chair of Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust which is where he draws his experience from.
He spoke of his desire to cut down the amount of forms that need to be filled in and to rely more on technology which could provide for a smoother inspection experience.
He stated that if CQC really embraced technology it could see inspections focused more on “outputs and outcomes” which he thought would be a better and more economic form of regulation. It would appear that Peter Wyman is keen to take the CQC onto the next level in its development. The approach he would like to adopt appears to include the better use of technology and a reduction in provider red tape.