Helen Howe, associate non-executive director

Helen is a registered pharmacist with a career history in hospital pharmacy. She retired as chief pharmacist at Cambridge University Hospitals in August 2014. She is a fellow and a faculty fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and was awarded an honorary professorship of pharmacy by the University of East Anglia for joint working and national input to the profession, and she continues to work with them.


She has contributed to the profession at a national level in a variety of ways such as the introduction of non-medical prescribing for the Department of Health, which led to the Crown Report. She has been an associate of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for 10 years and continues to work on accreditation of university pharmacy undergraduate and prescribing courses, and previously on evaluation of international applicants to the GPhC register.


Previously, Helen was a non-executive director of the Pharmaceutical Press for the maximum two terms (six years), which she completed in December 2017. 


She has worked as an inspector with the Care Quality Commission and as a Subject Matter Expert for Deloitte and for the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education. Beyond Pharmacy she is a school governor and Chairman of the Governing Body. She is trustee on the board of trustees at ACT (Addenbrookes Charitable Trust) at Cambridge University Hospitals.

Helen is a member of audit committee and workforce committee

Thank you to you all at work in these tough times. You are all brilliant trying so save lives and trying to beat this horrible virus. Without you we don’t know where we would be now. Love to you all in these challenging times for our NHS.