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Sohail Abbas

Dr Sohail Abbas

Deputy Medical Director, Bradford District & Craven Health & Care Partnership / NHS West Yorkshire ICB

Sohail is the Director of Population Health and Inequalities in Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership, Deputy Medical Director of NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, and Honorary Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford.

Sohail has been working in the NHS since 2003 and has previously worked as the Director of Reducing Inequalities Alliance in Bradford District and Craven, Clinical Chair of Bradford City CCG, and Clinical Director of community services in Salford Royal Foundation Trust. He is also a GP partner in Bradford city and a GP with special interest in diabetes. Sohail holds the Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, Honorary Membership of the Faculty of Public Health, MSc in diabetes and Executive MBA.

Sohail is enthusiastic about system working and harnessing the power of communities. In Bradford district and Craven, he has developed the Reducing Inequalities Alliance with system partners to embed tackling inequalities in everything we do and address the wider determinants of health. As the Chair of the West Yorkshire Health Inequalities Network, he is working across places to raise awareness and build the capacity and capability in the system to tackle health inequalities. Sohail is particularly proud of the Bradford Reducing Inequalities in Communities (RIC) programme, the West Yorkshire Health Inequalities Academy, and the Improving Population Health Fellowships. Sohail passionately believes that by working together and acting as one, we can improve population health and reduce inequalities for the people living in West Yorkshire.

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