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 was named in the 2021 HSJ top 50 most influential health leaders from an ethnic minority.
Fatima is currently leading several agendas in the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership which have been award winning and recognised nationally, leading to changes in legislation and government policy. These include Diversity, Long-Term Conditions, Personalisation and Carer Support.
Fatima is also a regular writer of blogs for the Department of Health and Social Care as well as a regular podcaster. She also has a number of roles nationally, as a member on the NHS Assembly and the King’s Fund General Council. She has previously held roles with NHS England, Kirklees CCGs, Kirklees Council, Health Education England and Healthwatch.
Fatima chairs the Trust’s People and Engagement Committee and is a member of the Quality Committee and Board Nominations and Remuneration Committee.
Board Attendances in 2022/23: 10/11