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Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

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Sarah Brown


Senior Implementation, Innovation and Evaluation Manager, NIHR ARC Oxford and Thames Valley

I am part of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Oxford and Thames Valley. In my role as Senior Implementation, Innovation and Evaluation Manager, I work with researchers and clinicians to help improve outcomes for patients and the public by supporting the implementation of ARC research outputs into practice. I work closely with the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) who are supporting the implementation of ARC research outputs both regionally and, where relevant, nationally.

I have 20 years NHS and healthcare experience, working as an Orthoptist, a Care Quality Commission Inspector (Acute hospitals- covering NHS and private hospitals) and most recently as Compliance Governance Manager. I am used to engaging and working with multiple stakeholders to enable completion of projects relating to service improvement focusing on quality, safety and patient outcomes.

Alongside the implementation aspects of my role, I also manager the ARC Evaluation service. We offer an evaluation service, which ranges from drop in clinics to more in-depth support. The service is open to health and care organisations, public health and third sector organisations across Oxford and the Thames Valley. The aim of the service is to increase the capability and capacity for organisations to complete their own well designed evaluations of a programme, service or initiative, to understand what is working well and where improvements could be made. More information is available on our website