Henrietta Hughes, OBE, FRCGP, SFFMLM

Patient Safety Commissioner for England

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Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE FRCGP SFFMLM started in September 2022 as the first Patient Safety Commissioner, an independent role recommended by the report First Do No Harm.

Acting as an independent champion for patients Henrietta leads a drive to improve the safety of medicines and medical devices by ensuring that patient voices are at the heart of the design and delivery of healthcare in England.

A practising GP and a member of the Health Honours Committee and the guiding group of the Women’s Health and Care Leaders Network, Henrietta was previously the National Guardian for the NHS and a Medical Director at NHS England. Henrietta has held executive and non-executive roles in the NHS and is Chair of Childhood First, a children’s charity.