After over three years in the role, Sir Robert Francis QC has announced his intention to step down in November 2022 as Chair of Healthwatch England. He will also retire from the Board of CQC board, which he joined in 2014.
Announcing his retirement, Sir Robert Francis QC said:
Sir Robert will stay as Chair of Healthwatch England and as a member of the CQC board until mid November 2022. The Department of Health and Social Care will carry out the recruitment for his replacement.