Health Education England’s Deputy Chief Nurse has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Liz Fenton has been honoured for her services to nursing throughout her stellar 40-year career.
She qualified as a nurse in 1981 after attending the Normanby School of Nursing as has gone on to hold a wide range of senior posts within the NHS.
Before moving to Health Education England, she worked as a Director of Nursing and Quality for Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust as well as a working as a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission since its inception.
Liz joined Health Education England in 2015 as a Professional Nurse Advisor before moving on to her current role as Deputy Chief Nurse in 2017.
Over the course of her career Liz has played an integral part in many innovations across health and care including the blended learning nursing programme, the implementation of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s training standards for nurses and midwives as well as the expansion of the postgraduate routes into nursing.
Liz said: “I feel very honoured and humbled to receive this award and owe my gratitude to my team and all those that have supported me throughout my career and continue to do so."