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2017 Speakers & Chairs

The NHS R&D Forum are pleased to announce that the following speakers will be presenting sessions at the 2017 Annual NHS R&D Forum Conference in Manchester on the 15th & 16th May 2017.

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Teresa Allen

Job Title: Interim Chief Executive (Executive Director)
Organisation: Health Research Authority (HRA)

Biography: 

Teresa Allen joined the HRA in 2016 on secondment from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) where she was Assistant Director for Customer Services. At the HRA Teresa is acting up for the Chief Executive and leading on projects on organisational development, stakeholder engagement and estates.

Her previous roles include Director of Public and Customer Services with the National Blood Service and Marketing Director for two Medical Laboratory Diagnostics Companies.

Teresa is a Chartered Biomedical Scientist with a Fellowship and post graduate Management Diploma from the Institute of Biomedical Science. She has recently served on a number of National Committees including the Department of Health’s National Commissioning Group and their group which developed the European Blood Safety and Quality Regulations, supporting transfusion laboratories in hospitals across England and Wales to adapt their systems to achieve compliance.

During the last few years her role with NHSBT has included oversight and leadership of a number of projects to deliver national, integrated IT solutions which have made NHS Blood & Transplant an organisation that is “easy to do business with”, saved valuable NHS resources and improved hospital customer satisfaction levels.

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