Maria Roche

Chief Operating Officer

Talk to me about the AHSN strategy, operations, NHSE/I national programmes

Maria is a clinical pharmacist and prescriber by training and has subsequently held a range of senior executive roles, regionally, nationally and internationally, spanning medical and regulatory affairs, quality management, strategic marketing, operations and general management, across the public and private sector. To date she has worked for several organisations including Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UDG Healthcare, Abbott , and the Mater Private Healthcare Group. In May 2019 Maria joined the AHSN NENC as a Programme Director, and became designated National Programme Lead for PCSK9 inhibitors, one of NHSE/NHSI’s Accelerated Access Collaborative’s (AAC) rapid uptake products (RUP).In February 2020 she was appointed as interim Chief Operating Officer (mat leave cover) of the AHSN and continued to co-lead the national AHSN/AAC lipid management and FH programme. In October 2020 she was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer. In this role she has ownership and oversight of the resourcing and operational delivery of the AHSN strategic plan.

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