Alex Baylis

Assistant Director of Policy

Alex joined the King’s Fund in March 2016, and is assistant director in the policy team, overseeing and leading policy projects on a range of health care, care quality and NHS system topics.

Before joining the Fund he worked at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), where he led development of the framework and approach for inspecting and rating hospitals, and at the Healthcare Commission, where he introduced risk-based regulation in the independent sector. Alex also led CQC’s work with the Department of Health on the policy and legal framework for quality regulation, and with the Department and other national bodies to agree roles and responsibilities for responding to serious concerns.

Before working in quality regulation, Alex worked in management in two NHS trusts. He has also worked at the Department of Health and at the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen.