Dr Hilary Cass

Dr Hilary Cass OBE is a consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability at Evelina London Children's Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Hilary was President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health between March 2012 and March 2015, and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to child health.

After qualifying at the Royal Free Hospital London in 1982, Hilary trained as a general paediatrician and then went on to develop her higher specialist training in neurodisability, and more latterly in paediatric palliative care. She has held clinical consultant roles in three tertiary centres.

Over a 15 year period at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Hilary held a number of senior management roles including Director of Postgraduate Medical Education and Deputy Medical Director. She has held several regional and national roles in medical education and policy development, including Head of School of Paediatrics for London. She has published widely through her clinical, educational and policy roles.

Hilary has been extensively involved with the Department of Health and several regional and national bodies in developing new models of integrated paediatric care. She is currently Senior Clinical Advisor to Health Education England, responsible for strategy on the development of the child health workforce, and continues to hold a series of education and management roles