Hilary Garratt CBE, BSc, MSc, RGN, RHV, PGCE is the Director of Nursing in NHS England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England, supporting Professor Jane Cummings, 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.
She is a registered Nurse and Health Visitor with over 30 years’ experience of working in the NHS. Hilary has held a number of director posts and a deputy chief executive post in both Commissioning and Provision and has been working at National Director level for the last four years.
She also volunteers for BBC Children in Need and is a committee member that undertakes grant making for the North of England. A mother to three, she is also a trustee of a charity, “Giving to Gambia” and enjoys working in the Gambia for a short time each year as a volunteer to support initiatives that improve health and wellbeing.