Dr Catriona McMahon

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust



Catriona is a physician who worked in the NHS for 10 years as an anaesthetist/intensivist before training in pharmaceutical medicine. She worked for AstraZeneca in the UK and Canada for over 16 years and was their medical and healthcare affairs director when she left in 2014 to work as a consulting pharmaceutical physician.

Catriona is chair of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and a non-executive director at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, where she was the senior independent director until September 2020. She is particularly interested in clinical quality and patient and staff safety, and the advancement of good governance within the NHS.

Catriona is lead industry member for the Scottish Medicines Consortium, working with the SMC and industry on health technology assessments and Scottish HTA process improvement, which gives her an additional, but different, opportunity to help enhance clinical and patient care. She is also an accredited executive coach and team coach specialising in supporting the development and delivery of senior leaders in the healthcare and life science sectors.

Catriona attended Edinburgh Medical School and, in addition to her medical, anaesthetics and pharmaceutical medicine qualifications, she has a master of public health (MPH, Liverpool, Health Systems Management stream) and a masters in executive coaching (MSC, Ashridge Business School).

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