Lizzie Smith has nearly fifteen years’ NHS management experience, and was made Local Director of HEE in north west London in September 2015, having acted as interim Director from April of the same year. Prior to that she worked as Director of Workforce and Development for HEE across north west London. Before the establishment of HEE, Lizzie was Head of Education Planning and Market Development in the NHS London Education commissioning team. She is an experienced workforce and education planner, and was responsible for the design and implementation of the London-wide Education Planning process which was first run in 2010.
Before joining NHS London, Lizzie worked as Assistant Director of Training and Postgraduate Education at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Her NHS career began with Camden PCT where she worked in Clinical Governance, Audit and Primary Care education programmes.