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Marie Peplow

Executive Chief Operating Officer

Marie is the Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH).

Originally training as a Radiographer, Marie worked across the Midlands and on national projects with the Royal College of Radiographers, where she developed an interest in quality improvement and extended practice roles.

Marie has held leadership roles in clinical support services and operational management in surgery specialising in Urology, Vascular Thoracic and ENT. For a short time she worked within the commercial sector as an applications specialist for Philips Medical Systems. Marie has a Masters degree in Business Studies from the University of Birmingham.

Marie Joined the ROH in April 2018 with an impressive track record of delivering large scale transformational change projects across the health care sector, leading service change projects and delivering improvements in operational performance targets such as Referral to Treatment, diagnostic, and cancer targets .

Marie became a member of the ROH executive team in August 2019 as Chief Operating Officer, leading the operational response to delivery of services during the Covid-19 pandemic and developing strong collaborative links across the Birmingham and Solihull (BSol) Integrated Care System. She currently holds the role of Deputy Senior Responsible Officer for the system diagnostics group, supporting the wider BSol elective recovery programme. She is also Senior Responsible Officer for the BSol MSK Transformation programme.

Marie is a strong believer that system working brings huge opportunities for improving healthcare across BSol, is passionate about keeping patients at the centre of everything we do and is always looking for ways to improve service delivery. She is the executive lead for the Multi-Minority Ethnic Group (MMEG) staff network and also leads the ‘Admin Matters’ forum, championing all things admin as essential to delivery of great clinical services.