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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