Heidi is a Consultant in Transfusion Medicine for NHS Blood and Transplant.


She studied medicine at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, London and St John’s College, Cambridge before completing her postgraduate training in haematology, medical education and health care management.


Col Doughty commanded 202 (Midlands) Field Hospital (V). As a military adviser, she delivered new transfusion capabilities, patient safety initiatives, and international collaboration. She was awarded the OBE in 2013.


Past appointments include Colonel Commandant for the Royal Army Medical Corps and County President for St John Ambulance (West Midlands). She remains an active member of the Royal College of Pathologists, working to raise the profile of pathology and science in society.


In 2018 Heidi was awarded Doctor of Philosophiae by the University of Bergen in Norway.

Appointed in 2009.