With 20 years’ experience of NHS Management, Lizzie Smith was appointed as HEE Regional Director for London in April 2019. Lizzie has worked for HEE since its establishment in 2012, previously as Local Director across North West London. As the Regional Director she is responsible for leading all aspects of HEE’s work across London, supporting workforce supply and transformation across all health and care settings. Prior to the establishment of HEE, Lizzie was Head of Education Planning and Market Development in the NHS London People and Organisational Development directorate.
More recently, in partnership with NHSE/I, Lizzie has co-led the workforce cell in supporting the regional response to the pandemic and she has just taken on the leadership role of the NHS anchors programme, aligning to her passion to support the NHS to realise its wider value and role in London’s economic and social recovery, whilst addressing health inequalities across the capital