Ted Baker

Former Chief Inspector of Hospitals

Ted was appointed Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission in 2017. He first joined the NHS in 1973 and later, after qualifying as a doctor, worked in hospitals for 35 years in a career encompassing clinical and academic medicine and hospital management.

Ted trained as a paediatric cardiologist and was a clinical academic at King’s College, London. He was a pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging of the heart, setting up new programmes in centres both in the UK and the USA. He has had a series of senior clinical leadership roles in two major academic centres and was the driving force behind the establishment of a new children’s hospital in London.