Dr Marlowe joined Oxford Health as the new Chief Medical Officer on 10th May 2021. Karl was the CMO at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust where, since April 2018, he was responsible for the clinical leadership of 6,000 staff across more than 300 sites – including five community hospitals – and a £320m budget. During this time, he had worked alongside our CEO Dr Nick Broughton and saw Southern Health experience a shift in culture, transforming it from a trust requiring improvement to one rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission.
Since Nick has been Interim CEO for the BOB ICB, Karl has joined the OAHP Board representing Oxford Health NHS FT.
A consultant psychiatrist, Karl’s extensive training has taken in Liverpool Medical School, Barts and The Royal London, Maudsley Hospital and Guys and St Thomas Hospitals. He holds post-graduate qualifications from UCL, the Institute of Psychiatry and Oxford’s Said Business School. He has previously been clinical director of adult mental health at East London NHS Foundation Trust and continues to chair the Social Interest Group, a non-profit organisation set up to enrich and extend opportunities for people facing social and health exclusion.
He is also passionate about climate change and at Southern Health worked hard to raise the profile of the need to reduce air pollution. He also led on embedding a quality improvement methodology across the Trust.