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Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd DBE DL

15 May 2024

Nottinghamshire Lieutenancy is deeply saddened by the recent death of Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd DBE DL, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire.


Liz was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant in March 2016 and later served as Vice Lord-Lieutenant from November 2022.


Having trained as a children's nurse, Liz held a variety of registered nurse, midwife and health visitor posts before supporting the nursing profession nationally, becoming Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England and serving as Director of Nursing / Lead Director reviews and Inspections at the Commission for Health Improvement.


She was a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Queen’s Nursing Institute and the Institute of Health Visiting.


Liz was awarded the DBE for services to Nursing in the New Year’s Honours list 2009.


Her more current roles included previous High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Commissioner on the Midlands Engine Health Inequalities Post Covid Commission, Vice-Chair of the UK children’s charity Together for Short Lives, membership of Southwell Cathedral Council and Nomination Committee and Clinical Advisor to Nourish. 


Liz served as Vice-President at the University of Nottingham from January 2012 through to the end of her tenure in December 2018, as well as an honorary professor in the School of Health Sciences since 2000 to the present day, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the university in 2003.


Lord-Lieutenant, Veronica Pickering said:


Liz was a much respected friend and colleague to so many people within the Lieutenancy and wider Nottinghamshire community, and will be greatly missed.  Her contribution to the work of the Lieutenancy and the County has been exemplary and will leave a lasting legacy.  She was an inspirational woman and mentor, and our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this very difficult time”.

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