11 September 2019
A Chief Inspector has been appointed by the Jersey Care Commission. Audrey Murphy took up the role on 2 September and her duties will include delivering a programme of registration and inspection activity in accordance with legislative requirements.
Audrey qualified as a social worker in 2000 and has worked in a variety of management positions in community disability and hospital social work services. Audrey has ten years’ experience of regulating health and social care services for the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority, based in Belfast. This included encouraging and driving improvements in a range of statutory and independent sector services for adults and children across Northern Ireland.
Audrey holds qualifications in Public Administration, International Regulatory Affairs, Health and Social Services Management, Quality Improvement and Leadership. She is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and the British Association of Social Workers.
On being appointed, Audrey said: “I am delighted to have been appointed the first Chief Inspector of the Jersey Care Commission. I will be taking forward the implementation of the Regulation of Care Law, which will provide the people of Jersey with independent assurance on the quality of aspects of health and social care provision on the island.”
The Jersey Care Commission was first established in shadow form in May 2017 and formally became the regulator for health and social care on 1 January 2019. It provides independent assurance, promotes best practice and improving health and social care outcomes for the people of Jersey.
The Commission aims to:
- Provide the people of Jersey with independent assurance about the quality safety and effectiveness of their health and social care services
- Promote and support best practice in the delivery of health and social care by setting high standards and challenging poor performance
- Work with service users and their families and carers to improve their experience of health and social care and achieve better outcomes.
As well as registering new providers, the Jersey Care Commission is responsible for carrying out an annual programme of inspections and will publish the inspection reports on their website.