Sarah Scobie

Sarah Scobie joined the Nuffield Trust as Deputy Director of Research in January 2018. Prior to this she worked in senior analytical roles in the NHS, public health, and arms length bodies, including the National Patient Safety Agency, and Healthcare Commission.

Sarah’s work at the Nuffield Trust focuses on quality measurement, evaluating innovation in healthcare, and developing analytical methods for healthcare. She leads the QualityWatch programme, with the Health Foundation, which provides independent scrutiny of how the quality of health and social care is changing over time, and has also led work on the quality of ethnicity coding in health datasets. Recently she has co-authored our report on integration of health and social care across the four nations of the UK. She is currently establishing a number of projects relating to end of life care, and the implications for this of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sarah has many years’ experience as an information specialist in the NHS. She has a PhD in medical geography and an MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy.