Katherine Hawes

Head of Maternity Investigations (North and Midlands & East)

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Katherine is a passionate midwife and an experienced midwifery leader.

She offers a wealth of clinical expertise and strategic insight into the understanding and complexities of providing safe and effective care within the NHS. She holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Leadership and a first degree in Midwifery and Woman’s Health.

Before joining HSIB in 2018, Katherine held the post of Deputy Regional Maternity Lead for NHS England in the Midlands and East Region. Katherine has significant regional and national experience in undertaking investigations and reviews. These have focused on individual practice and wider maternity services, with the aim of driving improvement in safety for women and babies.