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Fatima Khan-Shah

Fatima Khan-Shah

Inclusivity Champion, West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Fatima is known regionally and nationally for leading complex change and transformation programmes across systems and geographies. She is currently West Yorkshire’s first ever Inclusivity Champion a strategic leadership role leading on Inequality, as part of the Mayor’s pledge to achieve greater equality across the region.

As part of her role Fatima works closely with regional leaders across the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership providing expert advice on inclusion and addressing the factors of social, economic and health Inequalities.
Fatima has a reputation as an advocate for Public and Carer Involvement, Compassionate Leadership and Diversity and Inclusion. She has also been named in the HSJ top 50 most influential Health leaders from an Ethnic Minority.

Fatima has previously led on several agenda’s in West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership which have been multi award winning and recognised nationally; leading to changes in legislation and government policy these include EDI, Long Term Conditions, Personalisation and Carer Support.

In addition to her numerous roles Fatima is also a podcaster and blogger focusing on authentic leadership, Health Inequalities, EDI, and Public Carer Involvement. She also has several roles nationally, as a member on the NHS Assembly, the King’s Fund General Council. Fatima is also a Non-Executive Director at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. She has previously held roles with NHS England, Kirklees CCGs, Kirklees Council, Health Education England and Healthwatch

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