Alan Thomas has worked as an inspector with the health and social care inspectorates in England (CQC), and for the Welsh government (CSSIW), since 2002. The roles involved the inspection of adult/children’s services, NHS Trusts, registration/regulation of local authorities and independent providers of health and social care services. He has also worked as a health/social care consultant since 2010, working with organisations to successfully complete their registration with CQC/OFSTED/CSSIW or to challenge the decisions of regulators. The consultancy roles have included working with the voluntary/private sector supporting and developing new, or existing services, auditing policies/procedures and risk management.
Alan is a qualified/registered social worker. He has worked with people with varied support needs including: individuals with learning/physical disabilities, older persons, mental health, homelessness, and in the NHS. He has further experience at managerial level, managing a generic team of inspectors, regulating children's/adult health and social care services in England.