Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE FRCGP
Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE FRCGP was appointed in July 2016 as the National Guardian for the NHS, a key recommendation from the Francis Inquiry into the events at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
“She provides leadership and support to Freedom to Speak Up Guardians across England in NHS and Independent sector organisations, and other parts of the healthcare sector, with a view to making speaking up business as usual.
“In addition to leading a network of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians, the National Guardian’s Office also undertakes and publishes case reviews when it appears that speaking up has not been handled according to best practice. Part of the remit of the office is to provide challenge and learning to the healthcare system as a whole.
“Previously a Medical Director at NHS England, Dr Hughes continues her clinical role one day a week as a GP in central London. She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2019 and honoured with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2020