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Professor Ted Baker
Professor Ted Baker is the Chief Inspector of Hospitals.
Ted became Chief Inspector of Hospitals in August 2017. He joined CQC in 2014 as Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals.
Before joining CQC, he worked in clinical practice for 35 years. He was Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust from 2010 to 2014 and Medical Director at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust from 2003 to 2010. He has held numerous other clinical and academic appointments both in the UK and abroad.
While he was at Oxford, he chaired the first of the new CQC comprehensive inspections in September 2013 and led his trust through its own CQC inspection in 2014. He led major service improvements and operational and strategic change while he was at both Oxford and Guy’s and St Thomas’.
Declaration of interests
Details of Ted's professional and financial interests that relate to the CQC.