Initially from Sheffield and now based in West Yorkshire, Fatima is known regionally and nationally for actively championing patient involvement, the recognition of carer support, leadership and diversity and inclusion. She is currently leading the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Programmes for Personalised Care and for Unpaid Carers, which recently won a national award.
She also works nationally as a lay member on the NHS Assembly and the King’s Fund and as a Board Member on the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network. She has previously held roles with NHS England, Kirklees CCGs, Kirklees Council, Health Education England and Healthwatch.
Fatima commenced in her role on 1 December 2020 and sits on both the Quality Committee and the Charities Committee.