Hilary Cass

Chair , Together for Short Lives

Dr Hilary Cass is currently Chair of Together for Short Lives, and Trustee for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. She is Chair of the CoLab, a group which is leading work on how we address the challenges for both families and professionals in supporting the rising numbers of children with complex medical conditions and disability. She is also currently leading an independent review on behalf of NHS England into gender identity services for children and young people. Hilary is Past President of RCPCH and last year finished her term as Chair of British Academy of Childhood Disability. Although retired from clinical practice, she remains as honorary Consultant Paediatrician at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, where she was previously also Director of Education and Workforce. Her consultant clinical practice was as a tertiary neurodisability consultant from 1992 to 2018 in 3 very different specialist centres and she has published widely in this area.

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