Liz Thomas

Lead nurse for transition service

Liz qualified as a sick children’s nurse in 1994 after completing a diploma at the University of Essex and practical training at Colchester Hospital. She then spent just over a year working in the paediatric and young people’s team at Chelmsford before returning to Turner Road in 1995.

Liz has always had an interest in adolescent health and held staff nurse and deputy sister positions in our children’s department before taking up her current role in 2012. Since then, she has helped set up successful transition services in a variety of specialties, including gastroenterology and epilepsy, using a nationally-recognised programme called Ready, Steady, Go.

Liz is currently studying for a BSc in adolescent health from London South Bank University and is due to complete the course in 2019.