Professor Steve Field

Steve Field

Chairman of Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Steve can help students who are interested in the health care sector.

Steve is currently Chair of Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. The Trust has gained an international reputation for innovation and is a vertical integrated organisation providing high quality hospital, community and primary care.

Between 2013 – 2019 he was Chief Inspector of General Practice at the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  He introduced the first system of regulation of General Medical Practice, Dentistry and On-line Consulting in England and was responsible for the regulation of Primary Care Services in the Public and Private Sectors, Healthcare in Prisons and other secure environments.  Most recently he led the CQC’s work on Integrated Health and Social Care Systems which looked at the Commissioning and Provision of care for people aged over 65.

Previously, he was NHS England’s Deputy National Medical Director, with the lead responsibility for addressing Health Inequalities in line with the NHS Constitution.  From 2011 – 2015 Steve was Chairman of the National Inclusion Health Board which focussed on improving health outcomes of vulnerable groups including the homeless.  He was for 30 years a GP in Birmingham and Worcestershire.

Steve was also Chairman of Council of The Royal College of General Practitioners 2007 – 2010 and Chairman of the NHS Future Forum 2011 – 2012.  For the past 16 years he was a Member of Faculty at the Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.  He was a Trustee at Nishkam Healthcare Trust and a Non-executive Director of University College London Partners (UCLP Academic Health Science Partnership).  He holds Honorary Professorships at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick. 

He received a CBE for his Services to Medicine in the Queen’s 2010 New Year’s Honours List.

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