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Dr Henrietta Hughes

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Dr Henrietta Hughes is currently the Medical Director for North Central and East London at NHS England and a practising GP.

Her role at NHS England is a commissioning and assurance role as Responsible Officer for nearly 3,000 GPs, with 12 clinical commissioning groups and 12 acute, specialist and mental health providers.

She is also the clinical lead for mental health for London region in NHS England.

Prior to her current role, Dr Hughes was:

  • the Acting Medical Director in the North Central London Cluster
  • the Associate Editor of the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare
  • the Lead Appraiser at Camden Primary Care Trust

She also has experience in hospital and community roles as well as in primary care.

Dr Hughes is passionate about improving the quality of care for people in England by disseminating good practice, improving the skills and reflection of staff and by managing variation in quality.

She has experience of working with individuals and organisations in difficulty and brings a formative, learning and reflective approach which helps to create a sense of calm and purpose to support staff morale and bring improvement.

She has published articles on a wide range of health related issues and written chapters in two books.

Last updated:
29 May 2017