Executive Director of Operational Productivity, NHS Improvement

Jeremy Marlow

Jeremy Marlow



Jeremy took up the post of Director of Productivity and Efficiency at the Department of Health in July 2015, including working with Lord Carter to support NHS hospital trusts and foundation trusts to become more efficient.

Jeremy’s Civil Service career started in 2001 as a faststreamer and his early career included speech writer to the Deputy Prime Minister and, security and criminal justice policy.

As Head of Home and Foreign Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit between 2006 and 2010, he worked on projects in immigration and asylum, policing, counter-terrorism and military capabilities for the Afghanistan campaign. He also led two major reviews for Lord Carter: in to legal aid in 2006 and prison reform in 2007.

Between 2010 and 2012, Jeremy was the Principal Private Secretary at DEFRA, before becoming the Director of Strategy from 2012 until he moved to the Department of Health in 2015.

Before joining the civil service he studied for a PhD in geochemistry and oceanography, and was a Non-Executive Director in a family business.

Executive Director of Operational Productivity, NHS Improvement

From 1 April 2016, NHS Improvement brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change Team and the Intensive Support Teams.

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as independent providers that provide NHS-funded care. It offers the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.

By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, NHS Improvement will help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.