Saira Ghafur


Saira Ghafur

Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice

The Commonwealth Fund

Saira Ghafur is a final year trainee in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine. She recently completed a National Medical Director's Clinical Fellowship at NHS England, working with Professor Sir Bruce Keogh and the New Care Models Team where she acted as the lead for workfroce. Her interest in quality improvement led to a fellowship at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and she trained as a Microsystems Coach by the Dartmouth Institute. 

Other achievements include securing a major grant to develop FRAILsafe – supporting frail, elderly patients in acute care; the award of a HOPE Fellowship addressing patient safety, quality and health policy in Switzerland, and participation in the Value Based Healthcare Delivery Course at Harvard Business School. A founding member of the Sheffield Women in Medicine Network, Saira has also published 'The MRCP PACES Handbook' aimed at candidates taking the PACES exam. 

Saira has completed an MSc in health Policy from Imperial College, and the title of her dissertation was: What are the barriers and facilitators to advancing the use of technology in primary care?

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