Hilary trained as a State Registered Nurse at King George Hospital in Ilford, Essex and remained there for a year as a Staff nurse. She then moved to the Community and worked as a District nurse for sixteen years, predominantly on night duty whilst her family grew up .Hilary then moved into practice development within mental health and learning disabilities, which she enjoyed immensely. This gave her the basis to develop into her role as the Associate Director of Nursing at Havering Primary Care Trust (PCT) where she worked for five years and was instrumental in developing nursing and clinical services. Hilary joined Greenwich Teaching PCT as Director of Nursing in July 2005 and gained an MSc in Health Services Management in September 2005. In 2007, Hilary was successfully appointed to the Clinical Advisory Group for Healthcare for London as a Primary/Community Care Nursing Advisor on a one day per week secondment. In 2010 Hilary took up the position of Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Newham University Hospital and continued to develop nursing and clinical practice to ensure that the diverse and often complex needs of the local community were met. Following the merger of Newham University Hospitals into Barts Health in 2012, Hilary became the Deputy Chief Nurse for Patient Experience and Engagement and an Honorary Visiting Professor at City University. In August 2013 Hilary joined Central London Community Healthcare Trust as the Compassion in Care Co-ordinator and in November 2016 became the End of Life Care Nursing Lead. Hilary is very passionate about developing clinical practice and delivering high quality, compassionate patient care to all service users in partnership with staff and stakeholders.