Paula Varndell, Business Development Manager, South West Academic Health Science Network

Paula joined us from her role as Senior Account Manager at Pfizer, where she worked to identify opportunities to develop business with the NHS and generate improvements in service delivery. She has extensive commercial healthcare sector experience, including project management to support the redesign of a Plymouth community diabetes service.  As well as commercial experience, Paula has also spent time in the NHS in a clinical role, dealing with front line issues and patient services in both primary and secondary care settings

Paula said: ‘Industry is eager to help the NHS grow and to offer solutions but it’s crucial that NHS time and resources are spent on the most fruitful relationships. I come from both worlds and enjoy bringing them together so we can forge ahead together more rapidly.’