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Hillary Garratt

Hillary Garratt

Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England, NHS England

Hilary Garratt CBE, BSc, MSc, RGN, RHV, PGCE is the Director of Nursing in NHS England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England.

Hilary leads a nursing and midwifery team in NHS England that focuses on a number of national statutory functions and professional development priority areas that include professional and system leadership across all areas of nursing practice.

Hilary is a registered Nurse and Health Visitor with over 30 years’ experience of working in clinical, public health and leadership roles in the NHS. Hilary has held a number of Director posts across both commissioning and provider environments in addition to holding a Deputy Chief Executive post for both. Hilary has been working at National Director level for the last eight years.

Hilary received a CBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours for services to Nursing, particularly her work to safeguard some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Hilary holds a visiting professor role at Chester University and was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Salford University in 2019. In 2022, Hilary was made a Fellow of the Queens Nursing Institute.

In November 2022 Hilary was appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board.

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