Clare Hawkins

Clare Hawkins

Chief Executive (Acting)

Clare joined HCT as Director of Quality and Governance in March 2011, having previously worked as Deputy Director and Director of Nursing and Quality in NHS Hertfordshire. Clare is a Registered Nurse, District Nurse and Nurse Practitioner.

Since 1995 her NHS management experience includes a number of posts in London and as Director of Nursing and Operations and Deputy Chief Executive for Dacorum PCT.

Her particular areas of interest are patient safety, patient experience and Clare is the executive lead for nurses and Allied Health Professionals on the Board.  Clare is the Board lead for safeguarding and is the Director of Infection Prevention and Control.

Clare’s role as Deputy Chief Executive was confirmed in March 2017.  Clare has been on secondment to the nursing directorate at NHS Improvement for a day a week since January 2017 providing community services advice and expertise to the national team.

Clare’s Portfolio:
Overall leadership of HCT; Trust strategy; Communications and engagement.