Dr Samantha Barrell joined Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive in February 2015 having previously been Chief Clinical Officer at South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group.
Sam is a clinician by background, training at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School before working as an anaesthetist in large acute trusts in London and the South East. She became a GP in 2001.
Sam is a member of The King’s Fund General Advisory Council, NHS England’s Innovation, Health and Wealth Implementation Board, and the Institute for Public Policy Research Health Advisory Board. She wasawarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2014 for her services to clinical commissioning and integrated care.