The Commission for Health Improvement is to expand its
The government body was created last year to carry out reviews into
every organisation in the NHS as well as to investigate serious problem
Following a review of communications strategy, director of
communications Matt Tee has announced the commission needs two senior
managers to assist him as well as an extra PRO.
A deputy director of communications role has been created to directly
assist Tee and a reviews and investigations communication manager is
also needed to head a team of five review PROs. The appointments will
grow the comms team to 11.
The review PROs work alongside investigators to give ongoing media
support as well as assisting PROs at health organisations, if
So far, 25 reviews have been carried out but Tee expects that figure to
increase to as many as 170 per year.
He said: 'Because we are a new body, a lot of our work is to promote
ourselves and let people know we are here - that takes a lot of
With the increase in our work and the need to get our name known we see
these two new posts as vital.'
He added that further appointments may be announced, following a review
into the need for internal communications for the CHI's 150 staff.