Chief Scientific Officer for England
Professor Sue Hill OBE PhD DSc CBiol FSB Hon FRCP Hon FRCPath is the Chief Scientific Officer for England, the head of profession for the 50,000 healthcare science workforce in the NHS and associated bodies – embracing more than 50 separate scientific specialisms. Sue is a respiratory scientist by background with an international academic research reputation.
She has a broad portfolio of policy responsibilities across NHS England and the wider NHS, providing professional leadership and expert clinical advice across the whole health and care system. In particular, she is providing the clinical leadership for the development of genomic interventions in the NHS alongside the 100,000 Genomes Project. Alongside these responsibilities, Sue is the senior responsible officer for Home Oxygen and has been joint National Clinical Director for Respiratory Disease.
A significant part of her role involves working across government, with the Department of Health, with the NHS, Public Health and Health Education England and other external stakeholders to inform policy, influence legislation, deliver strategic change and to introduce new and innovative ways of working.