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2018 Speakers

2018 Speakers

 Caroline Potts

Job Title: Head of Research and Development
Organisation: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Caroline has worked in NHS R&D continuously for fourteen years with posts held in an administration, governance and management. Her current role is Head of Research and Development for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust since 2009.

Caroline is responsible for the overall running of the department on behalf of the Trust as a research host and sponsor, as well as strategic development to ensure long term sustainability and continued growth of activity. She has a Masters degree in Health Sciences, which also allows her to offer research design advice to multidisciplinary researchers at all levels within the organisation.

To date, Caroline has achieved success with a number of exciting initiatives  including the development and establishment of a clinical trials partnership with Synexus, a multi-national clinical research organisation, which was the first of its kind in the NHS. She also conceived and co-designed a local project management system “IMPaCT”, which is now licensed to another two NHS trusts

Caroline believes that that the support of innovation and generation of new ideas is a core role of R&D Departments in collaboration with the AHSN and other partners.

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