Claire Henry MBE RGN BSc (hons) PGDip
Claire has worked in healthcare for over 30 years predominately in Palliative and End of
Life Care covering clinical, managerial, and quality improvement roles within the NHS
and 3rd sector. She has led national implementation and improvement programmes
alongside an independent review “National Choice offer for end-of-life care “.
Claire has been actively involved in leading national quality improvement programmes
and community engagement and developments nationally including Dying Matters which
she led for 3 years. She was also co- founder of the National Lung Cancer Forum for
In 2013 Claire was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to
improving end-of-life care and in the same year received a lifetime achievement award
from the International Journal of Palliative Nursing.
More recently Claire has been working independently supporting health and social care
organisations in a variety of aspects relating to quality improvement, coaching,
mentoring and palliative and end of life care, alongside Visiting Researcher University of
Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care research group and Visiting Fellow at the