Liz Anderson (formally Evans) became the nutrition nurse specialist for Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust in 2007. She first joined the NNNG committee in this year and was voted Chair of the group in January 2010. She is now in her second term as Chair. She has a varied nursing background in both medical and surgical nursing, with her previous post being a sister of an acute stroke unit. Liz believes passionately in the importance of good nutrition in enhancing a person’s recovery. Liz’s main interest is the promotion of excellence in all aspects of nutrition support both from a quality and safety perspective. Liz has a BA (Hons) in Nursing Practice completing her dissertation in “Trained nurse’s attitudes to nutrition in hospital patients” as well as a PG Cert in Nutrition in Nursing.
She has represented the NNNG on a number of projects with NHS England, the Department of Health, NICE and the RCN. She was a member of the Department of Health’s Hospital Food Standards Panel which looked at patients’ experience of hospital food and nutritional care and published a number of recommendations for Trusts to take forward.
Liz is also a member of the NHS England Nutrition and Hydration Strategy Group, a council member for BAPEN and a member of the Royal College of Physicians Nutrition Committee. She has been published a number of times in various nursing journals and continues to maintain a busy national profile by speaking at events and conferences.