NCPC thanks Sir Mike Richards for his contribution to EOLC

30 January 2017
The NCPC has responded to news that Sir Mike Richards is retiring as the CQC's Chief Inspector of Hospitals

Professor Sir Mike Richards  has announced his retirement as Chief Inspector of Hospitals afer nearly five years in the role. He will step down in the summer. 

Claire Henry, Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care, said “Mike has made an immense contribution to end of life care over the years, both in his current post and previous work. His commitment has been invaluable.  Before being Chief Inspector of Hospitals, he led the work to develop the first ever national end of life care strategy,  which included Dying Matters being set up, and which has improved the care and experience of many thousands of people and families. He has been inspirational, highly effective, and we have always enjoyed working with him. We’d like to thank him for his  support and wish him all the best for the future.”

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