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Tim Read

Visiting Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Oxford Health Experiences Institute

Tim is a Strategy Manager at the Care Quality Commission. He is currently focusing on developing CQC’s upcoming strategy that will take the organisation through to 2021. As part of this work, Tim has been looking at how to make improvements to the current regulatory model to make it more efficient and effective alongside meeting the challenges facing the health and social care sector over the next five years. He helped produced the recent State of Care publication, CQC’s annual report that gives it view on state of care across the health and social care landscape, and working to

Previously Tim worked in CQC’s mental health policy team and produced Right Here, Right Now; a national report looking at people experiences of care during a mental health crisis. This included a call for evidence to capture the personal stories of those who had experienced crisis, alongside a national data review and a series of local area inspections that examined the crisis care pathway rather than inspecting a single provider. Other mental health policy work included producing CQC’s annual Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards report, developing best practice guides for Crisis Resolution Home Treatment and Liaison Psychiatry Services to support CQC’s regulatory model and mapping existing national standards and best practice guides to CQC’s inspection framework.

A background in local government policy demonstrated the importance of talking to people about what matters to them, and in the value of ground-up engagement practices. The value of using the experiences of people to help drive quality improvement in health care has felt like a national progression of this learning.


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