Helen Howe, non-executive director

Helen is a registered pharmacist with a career history in hospital pharmacy. She retired as chief pharmacist at Cambridge University Hospitals. 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 including work with the Department of Health to introduce non- medical prescribing, and on Modernising Pharmacy Careers; as an Associate of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) on university accreditations; and as a non-executive director of the Pharmaceutical Press

She has worked as an inspector with the Care Quality Commission; as a Subject Matter Expert for Deloitte; with the NHS Leadership Academy and the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education on leadership training.

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 the Quality and Safety Committee, the Audit Committee and she Chairs the Workforce Committee.

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.