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Teresa Allen, HRA CEO to Speak at RDF19

Date: September 27, 2018

The NHS R&D Forum Programme Content Committee are delighted to announce that Teresa Allen, the CEO of the Health Research Authority, will be speaking during the first Plenary Session of RDF19.

Teresa Allen joined the HRA in 2016 on secondment from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), where she was Assistant Director for Customer Services, and appointed as HRA Chief Executive in July 2018.

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.