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Prof Steve Field CBE

Chief Inspector of General Practice
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Steve qualified as a doctor in 1982 and worked as a GP in Worcestershire and Birmingham from 1986 to 2017.

Steve has been Chief Inspector of General Practice since September 2013 with responsibility for the regulation of general medical practice, general dental practice, out of hours and urgent care, independent doctors, online providers and prison healthcare. He also leads our work on integration and new models of care, including the reviews of local systems and the children and adolescent mental health services.

Before this, he was NHS England’s Deputy National Medical Director, with lead responsibility for addressing health inequalities in line with the NHS Constitution. From 2011 to 2015 Steve was Chair of the National Inclusion Health Board which focuses on improving the health outcomes of vulnerable groups including the homeless.

Steve was Chairman of Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners between 2007 and 2010. He was also Chairman of the NHS Future Forum between 2011 and 2012 which revised the Health and Social Care Act.  Steve is a Member of Faculty at the Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a trustee at Nishkam Healthcare Trust and a non-executive director of University College London Partners (UCLP Academic Health Science Partnership). He holds Honorary Professorships at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick.

Steve received a CBE for services to medicine in the Queen's 2010 New Year’s Honours List. 

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Declaration of interests

Details of Steve's professional and financial interests that relate to the CQC.

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