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Henrietta Hughes is preferred candidate for the role of Patient Safety Commissioner


Henrietta Hughes has been named as the government’s preferred candidate for the role of Patient Safety Commissioner.

Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has today, 20 June 2022, invited the Health and Social Care Committee to hold a pre-appointment scrutiny hearing with Henrietta.

Henrietta is a practising GP with a background in women’s health who was the National Guardian for the NHS until 2021. In addition to her clinical work, she is an appraiser for NHS England and Chair of Childhood First.

She was selected following an open public appointment process to appoint the first Patient Safety Commissioner.

Following the select committee hearing, the committee will set out its views on the candidate’s suitability for the role. The Secretary of State will then consider the committee’s report before making a final decision on the appointment.

Source: Gov.UK, 20 June 2022

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