Sarah qualified as a registered nurse in 1996, throughout her career she has specialised in cancer care and was a Macmillan clinical nurse specialist in palliative care for 12 years at a large teaching hospital. Following completion of her masters at Warwick University, she relocated from the Midlands to North Yorkshire in 2012.

She is currently the Patient Information and Health and Wellbeing Manager at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre part of Harrogate District Hospital, responsible for the service development, improvement and management of a range of health and wellbeing services for people affected by cancer in the Harrogate and Rural District. These include a complementary therapy service. Sarah is passionate about governance, professional regulatory standards, education and the integration of complementary therapy across all healthcare settings.