Dr Sam Barrell is Chief Operating Officer of the Francis Crick Institute. She was previously Chief Executive of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, and Chief Clinical Officer at South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) prior to that.
Sam Trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School before working as an anaesthetist in large acute trusts in London and the south east and then becoming a GP in 2011.
Sam is a member of the Institute for Public Policy Research Health Advisory Board and in 2013 was named as one of Health Service Journal’s ‘Top 50 most inspirational women in healthcare’. In 2014 Sam was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to clinical commissioning and integrated care.