Rachel Barlow

Rachel ‘s career started in the NHS as a nurse in 1988 working in London, specialising in critical care, vascular surgery and major trauma.

She has worked at Trust Board level since 2011 serving as a Chief Operating Officer for nearly nine years with a responsibility for the delivery of hospital and community based clinical services. 

Rachel is now the Managing Director of the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital Programme Company at the Trust. She is leading a significant transformation project to open the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital which is part of the government’s New Hospital Programme and major projects portfolio.

Rachel is also the executive lead for the Trust’s estates function, capital development, the green net zero sustainability portfolio and leads the ‘anchor institution’ work on social and economic regeneration with strategic partners.