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Professor Sarah O'Brien

Clinical Accountable Officer

As CAO, Sarah is responsible for leading the orgnisation. She is professional lead for the practice nurses and in addition holds a Visiting Professor of nursing role with LJMU. Sarah has worked in St Helens for many years as a Diabetes Nurse Consultant and has a national reputation for her work establishing and delivering high quality diabetes care. She joined the CCG from the local hospital Trust where she was Deputy Director of Nursing & Quality.  

Sarah is passionate about ensuring standards of care are high and are available equally to all patients.  She has extensive experience in leading service improvements, establishing clinical governance processes and working closely with local people and in ensuring systems are safe and effective. She has maintained an active research portfolio including research on delivering evidence-based care and improving patient experience.