Professor Steve Field


Professor Steve Field CBE

Chief Inspector of General Practice

Care Quality Commission

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.

Steve is also Chair of the National Inclusion Health Board, improving the health of the most vulnerable. He was Chair of the NHS Future Forum which was launched in April 2011. He presented the final reports to the full UK Cabinet in June 2011, which led to key changes in the Bill that became the Health and Social Care Act. After successfully leading two phases of this project, he led the review of the NHS Constitution.

He was Chair of council of the Royal College of General Practitioners between 2007 and 2010. For the past 12 years he has been a Member of Faculty at the Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a non-executive director of University College London Partners, Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham and Honorary Professor at the University of Warwick.

Steve received a CBE for services to medicine in the Queen’s 2010 New Year’s Honours List. He continues to practise as a GP at Bellevue Medical Centre in Birmingham, a large academic training practice involved in research and health care education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.



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