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Professor Steve Field CBE

  • 31 January 2014

Professor Steve Field is the Chief Inspector of General Practice. Steve became Chief Inspector of General Practice in October 2013. Before this, he was NHS England’s Deputy National Medical Director, with the lead responsibility for addressing health inequalities in line with the NHS Constitution....

Andrea Sutcliffe

  • 31 January 2014

Andrea Sutcliffe is the Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care. Andrea Sutcliffe became Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care in October 2013. She has nearly 30 years’ experience in health and social care, managing a range of services including those for children and older people. Previously Andrea...

Professor Sir Mike Richards

  • 31 January 2014

Professor Sir Mike Richards is the Chief Inspector of Hospitals. Sir Mike became Chief Inspector of Hospitals in July 2013. He was a hospital physician for more than 20 years. After a variety of training posts he was a consultant medical oncologist between 1986 and 1995, and Professor of Palliative...

David Behan CBE

  • 28 January 2014

David Behan is the Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission. David was born and brought up in Blackburn in Lancashire and graduated from Bradford University in 1978. He was awarded a CBE in 2003 and, in 2004, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law by Greenwich University. He was previously...

Eileen Milner

  • 28 January 2014

Eileen Milner is the Executive Director of Corporate Services. Eileen's career spans senior roles in public service advisory work in the UK and internationally, specialising in education and welfare reform. She joined CQC from Northgate Information Solutions where she was Executive Director of...

Dr Paul Bate

  • 28 January 2014

Dr Paul Bate is the Executive Director of Strategy and Intelligence. Paul has worked at the centre of health policy and delivery for more than 10 years. He joined CQC from Downing Street, where he was the senior policy adviser on health and adult social care to both the Prime Minister and the...

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