Chief Clinical Officer, HSE
Dr Colm Henry commenced in the role of Chief Clinical Officer in the Health Service Executive (HSE) in April 2018. As Chief Clinical Officer, he is responsible for ensuring that clinical leadership, encompassing medical, nursing and midwifery, health & social care professions is represented at the most senior level of the HSE.
The role and Office of the CCO harnesses this clinical leadership and expertise to develop and nurture collaboration with patients and service users, create a culture of patient safety, and improve the patient user experience. The Chief Clinical Officer collaborates with the HSE’s Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Operations Officer and other national directors and senior leaders across the health services to ensure evidence based, clinically informed decision-making in line with identified priorities. More recently Colm is leading on the HSE Covid-19 clinical response and Vaccine Programme and rollout to the Irish people.