Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd is Vice President of Together for Short Lives and Vice President of Nottingham University. The focus of Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd’s working life and abiding passion is the continuous improvement of healthcare. For the last 16 years, she has undertaken commissioned work, including investigations, governance reviews, board development, coaching and mentoring.
Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd is a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse, General Nurse, Midwife, and Health Visitor. She has published widely and spoken on many occasions at both national and international conferences. Until 2004 Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd was the Nurse Director and lead Director for the Review and Inspection programme in the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI), now the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Prior to this appointment, she was the Assistant Chief Nurse for England.
Elizabeth has honorary doctorates from Wolverhampton, Nottingham and Birmingham City University, and holds honorary professorships at two of them. In 2009 she was awarded the DBE for services to Nursing and Healthcare. She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in 2004, which complements her honorary fellowships of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Queens Nursing Institute and the Faculty of Public Health.
Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire in March 2016.