Senior Level Speaker
Dr Henrietta Hughes
NHS , National Guardian for the
Dr Henrietta Hughes was appointed the National Guardian in July 2016 with a remit to provide leadership and support to Freedom to Speak Up Guardians and NHS trust employees to speak up freely and safely within the NHS. After chairing the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, Sir Robert Francis QC recommended the appointment of a National Guardian to lead a network of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in all NHS Trusts. Dr Hughes devotes four days a week to this job, with her fifth working day spent with patients, as she continues her role as a GP in central London.