Ted comes to the Health Services Safety Investigations Body having most recently been Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission for five years.
He has had a long clinical and academic career that began when he joined the NHS as a teenager working as a laboratory technician. He went on to qualify as a doctor specialising in paediatric cardiology, pioneering the magnetic resonance imaging of the heart in children with complex heart disease and leading a project to build the first new children’s hospital in London in over a century. He has held a number of senior clinical leadership and academic posts.
Throughout his career he has recognised the need to improve the safety of healthcare and has brought that determination to his role chairing the new body.
Ted is the first Chair of the Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB). He's held the position since October 2023.