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Catherine Hinwood OBE

Catherine Hinwood OBE

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Programme Director, NHS England

Catherine was appointed NHS England’s ADHD Programme Director in December 2023. She leads NHS England’s work to improve service provision and experience for those with ADHD and their families and supports the recently established cross cutting ADHD taskforce. Catherine is also NHS England’s Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Programme Director. Much of her work has focussed on improving support for NHS staff who experience these crimes, including the introduction of the first ever cross healthcare system charter on sexual misconduct, with more than 300 organisations.

Catherine was formerly a Deputy Director in the Family and Criminal Justice Policy Directorate in the Ministry of Justice. She was responsible for most of the government policy relating to victims of crime in England and Wales and led the UK government response to Covid for victims and witnesses. Catherine was awarded an OBE in King Charles’s first honours list in 2023 and received the 2023 University of Technology, Sydney Law Alumni Award. Catherine is an Adjunct Fellow of the Law Faculty of the University of Technology, Sydney.

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