Ted Adams works at Kaleidoscope.
Ted is a jobbing obstetrician and gynaecologist, which means he spends quite a lot of the week (and weekend and night) delivering “coal face” medicine / direct patient care / practicing the art and science of his craft. He has always been interested in how policy really affects the patient sitting, standing or lying in front of a healthcare professional.
So sometimes working less than full time in clinical medicine, or sometimes taking time away from clinical medicine, he has worked at two strategic health authorities (which promptly shut down after he left) and led a national committee at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
In 2014-15 he spent a year in the USA as a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow at Kaiser Permanente. At Kaiser he indulged his interest, which is better understanding the ins and outs of clinical relationships with patients and finding out what makes clinicians tick.
Ted lives in Liverpool (there is life outside London) with his wife, who is a sexual health physician, and his 3 children.