Sarah Blow was appointed Accountable Officer for the South West London Alliance of CCGs, taking full accountability for Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Groups from 1 April 2017. Sarah will also take on accountability for Sutton CCG in April 2018.
Sarah is also the Senior Responsible Officer for the South West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). All health and care organisations across south west London continue to work closely together through the SW London STP programme and are supported by Sarah as the STP lead.
Prior to her role in south west London, Sarah led Bexley CCG, as Chief Officer, through authorisation and significant financial challenge to be a successful organisation with a strong collaborative approach. Sarah has held numerous senior management roles in the NHS; leading programmes across South East London STP and London, transformation and redesign in East Sussex and working widely across systems to improve services and deliver sustainability including joint posts with East Sussex County Council. Sarah has previously worked in operational roles and strategic roles within providers and the Department of Health.
Sarah is very familiar with south west London and has been a resident in south west London all her life, and has worked at Sutton and Merton PCT in the past. Sarah holds an MBA, PG Dip Healthcare Systems Management and a BA (Hons) History and Humanities.