Karen Thomas

NHS Collaboration Lead

What is your role at Daiichi Sankyo?

My role at Daiichi Sankyo is NHS Collaboration Lead, which is a role unique to Daiichi Sankyo and sits within Medical Affairs. My role entails patient group engagement, implementation and project management of joint working projects with NHS partners and leading on other “beyond the pill” activities. I work above brand and cross functional working is integral to the role.

What motivates you to work for Daiichi Sankyo? 

My personal values are perfectly aligned to those of Daiichi Sankyo which include integrity, commitment and making a difference. I truly believe the activities and projects that I work on make a difference to patient outcomes and this motivates me every single day to play my part.

How would you describe the working culture at Daiichi Sankyo?

Dynamic, collaborative and fun!

What is special about working at DSUK?

I’m proud to work for Daiichi Sankyo because of our vision to make a difference, our culture and the lovely people I have the pleasure of working with.

How do you ensure a patient-centric approach in your daily work?

This is easy, patient-centricity is at the forefront of what I do.


March 2022

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