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Sir Robert Francis QC

  • 3 July 2014

Sir Robert Francis QC is a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission. Sir Robert has been a barrister since 1973 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992. He is a Recorder (part time Crown Court judge) and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge. He is a governing Bencher of the...

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 September 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 CBE

  • 31 January 2014

Andrea Sutcliffe CBE is the Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care. Andrea has over 30 years’ experience in health and social care managing a range of services including those for children and older people. Andrea joined CQC in October 2013. She leads on the regulation and inspection of adult social...

Professor Ted Baker

  • 31 January 2014

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...

Paul Corrigan CBE

  • 28 January 2014

Paul Corrigan is a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission. Paul is the former health policy adviser to Tony Blair and former special adviser to Alan Milburn and John Reid. Between 2007 and 2009, Paul was the Director of Strategy and Commissioning at the London Strategic Health...

Professor Louis Appleby CBE

  • 28 January 2014

Professor Louis Appleby is a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission. Louis is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester, where he leads a group of more than 30 researchers in the Centre for Mental Health and Safety. He was National Clinical Director for Health and...

Sir David Behan CBE

  • 28 January 2014

Sir David Behan CBE is the Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission. Sir David was born and brought up in Blackburn in Lancashire and graduated from Bradford University in 1978. He was awarded a knighthood for services to health and care in the 2017 New Year's Honours list. He was...

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