Professor Steve Field: Chief Inspector of General Practice (Care Quality Commission)


The Care Quality Commission has appointed Professor Steve Field (from NHS England) as the first Chief Inspector of General Practice. This role will involve:

  1. Championing the interests of people who use primary medical services.
  2. Making judgments concerning the quality of care provided.
  3. Ensuring health and adult social care services are better integrated.
  4. Introducing a ratings system for registered primary care providers.

Read more: Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice. Care Quality Commission.

Initial Inspection Results

The Care Quality Commission found examples of poor standards in the handling of patient privacy, medicines and cleanliness. Concerns have been raised about a third of practices.

Read more: BBC News. Maggot-infested GP surgeries exposed by inspectors.


Triggle, N. (2013). Maggot-infested GP surgeries exposed by inspectors. London: BBC Health News, December 12th 2013.

CQC Primary Medical Services Team

Information about the CQC‘s management team for inspecting primary medical services:

Full Text Link


All systems go for Primary Medical Services management team. London [Online]: Care Quality Commission, July 18th 2014.

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