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BMJ Leader 10 minutes with Rosie Benneyworth
  1. Rosie Benneyworth,
  2. Ayisha Adeeba Ashmore
  1. Care Quality Commission, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ayisha Adeeba Ashmore, Care Quality Commission, London SW1W 9SZ, UK; a.kibria{at}

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Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care

Care Quality Commission

Rosie joined the Care Quality Commission in March 2019 as Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care. She qualified as a GP in 2002 and has worked as a principal, salaried and sessional GP.

Between 2016 and 2019, Rosie was a Non-Executive Director at NICE and became Vice-Chair in May 2017 where she oversaw the technology appraisals and highly specialised technologies appeals process. She had been involved with NICE for several years having previously been a member of a guideline development group and a NICE Fellow.

Rosie was a clinical commissioner for many years in Somerset and became Director of Strategic Clinical Services Transformation for Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, where she had responsibility for developing and implementing a joint commissioning strategy with the local authority for the Somerset population.

She has also been Managing Director of the South West Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), where she was Vice Chair of the AHSN network and led the national Patient Safety Collaborative work. Rosie has also held many clinical leadership roles mainly around service redesign and improvement programmes.

In her spare time Rosie enjoys spending time with her children, walking her two dogs and singing in her local choir.

What are the key leadership messages you want to get out to the BMJ Leader readership?

The COVID-19 pandemic has offered us significant opportunities to accelerate the things that are really important to improve the quality of care for people using services. In particular, the development of innovative approaches, the way that people are working and collaborating together and how they are working across boundaries to make sure they are meeting the needs of the people they look after. In particular, our recent Provider Collaboration Reviews have focused on how services have worked together to respond to the …

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  • Author note Date of Interview: 10th December 2020

  • Contributors RB and AAA developed the manuscript based on interview at above date.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.