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Sir John Oldham

Non-executive director
Board members

Sir John Oldham took up the position of non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission in January 2018.

Sir John is a GP by background. He worked in inner city Manchester and Derbyshire before retiring from clinical practice. He is Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Global Health at Imperial College and was the Chair of the Independent Commission on Whole Person Care.

He helped pioneer quality improvement methods in health care in the UK and created a mechanism for large-scale change, replicated in a number of countries. He also worked in a Department for Education programme, successfully raising the performance of underperforming pupils in the lowest quartile of schools in England.

Previously he was a member of the National Quality Board for the NHS in England, and National Clinical Lead for Quality and Productivity at the Department of Health and Social Care.

Declaration of interests

Sir John Oldham's professional and financial interests that relate to the CQC.

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