Claire Henry

Chief Executive
@ National Council for Palliative Care

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  • Bio

Claire is the Chief Executive of The National Council for Palliative Care & Dying Matters. Prior to this role, Claire was Head of Programmes for Long Term Conditions and End of Life Care at NHS Improving Quality.

Previous roles have included Programme Director for the National End of Life Care Programme which supports the implementation of the national end of life care strategy for England. She also had a number of roles within the Cancer Services Collaborative ‘Improvement Partnership’ (CSC ‘IP’) supporting cancer networks in the implementation of service redesign for cancer services.

Claire has also recently chaired the Board for the report, What’s important to me: A review of Choice in End of Life Care which calls for a new ‘national choice offer in end of life care’ to be established and which was set up by the Health Minister, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP.

Claire’s background is in nursing. She trained at South Lincolnshire School of Nursing. After qualifying Claire worked predominately in cancer and palliative care.