Debbie Woods, Sanofi UK and Ireland Head of Medical for the General Medicines Division

Debbie qualified as a Registered Nurse in the 1980’s and specialised in intensive care and trauma medicine, she is a passionate advocate for patient involvement in the treatment decision making process. After clinical practice, Debbie joined Bristol Myers Squibb as a Nurse Adviser and led a team of nurses working in the heart failure disease area.

Debbie spent 2years as the medical lead at a publishing company, commissioning and editing medical textbooks, and is a champion for the continuing education for those that have impact on patient’s lives.

During her 19 years at Sanofi, Debbie has worked at both a country and more recently Global Central Medical Office position, spanning vaccines, rare diseases, oncology, diabetes and cardiovascular medical teams, exploring the ways in which the medical teams identify, gather and action valuable insights from our health care professionals and patients. Debbie is a lead for UK and Ireland’s Diversity and Inclusion taskforce, with a particular interest in representation.

In her current role, Debbie is accountable for delivering a patient centric medical strategy to support the General Medicines portfolio. Listening to and working with Health Care Professionals across the UK and Ireland, the medical team are the touch point for non-promotional educational materials, real world data, investigator studies and scientific discussion. Debbie’s priority is to use the insights gained from health care professionals and patients to shape the future of industry and health care collaboration.

Debbie is the EU membership lead for the Medical Affairs Professional Society.


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  • 2021 KEY DATES
  • Open for entry:
    Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Entry deadline: Friday 2 July 2021
  • Judging day:
    Tuesday 7 September 2021
  • Awards ceremony:
    Thursday 14 October 2021