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Sarah-Jane Marsh

Sarah-Jane Marsh

National Director of Urgent and Emergency Care and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah-Jane has been the Chief Executive of Birmingham Children's Hospital for almost twelve years, achieving an Outstanding CQC rating before integrating with Birmingham Women's in 2017 to create the first Women's and Children's Trust in Europe. In addition, she is responsible for Forward Thinking Birmingham, a unique mental health partnership for 0-25 year olds, the first of its type in the NHS.

Sarah-Jane also chairs the NHS England Maternity Transformation Programme Board, which aims to make maternity care across England safer and more personalised, as well as the Children and Young People’s Transformation Programme Board, which brings together partners across health, care and education to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
In 2020, in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Sarah-Jane was asked to become Director of Testing at the newly formed NHS Test and Trace, building capacity to perform over 500,000 tests a day in less than 6 months.

Her passions are exceeding the expectations of patients and families, whilst supporting leaders from all backgrounds to achieve their full potential.