Professor Cheng-Hock Toh, Chair
Professor Cheng-Hock Toh is Professor at the Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool and Consultant Haematologist at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is the Academic Vice-President of the Royal College of Physicians (London) and completed terms of office as President of the British Society for Haematology and as National Haematology Lead of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network in April 2020.
Cheng-Hock has trained in Sheffield, Manchester and Newcastle as well as at Johns Hopkins, USA and Queen’s University, Canada. His translational research programme on understanding blood changes during infection and critical illness is world leading and has come to the fore during COVID-19. His innovative work on the coagulopathy of sepsis has also led to patented discoveries and guidelines to improve standards in patient care.
In addition to his clinical leadership and academic credentials, he is Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. These blended skills inform his deep interest in re-imagining and re-shaping medical professionalism to future-proof medicine. With his track record of inclusive leadership, his comprehensive skill set will re-define how NBTC grows and sustains its impact on transfusion practice nationally and internationally.