Saira Ghafur

What did you most enjoy about your course?

Saira Ghafur Having the opportunity to study with people from other national bodies such as NHS England, DH< number 10 and international students who had policy roles in their countries. As a clinician, we don’t often get to meet these people, so it definitely added to the learning and being able to have very fruitful discussions.

What did you most appreciate about the Faculty/College?

The faculty and college have an excellent reputation. The wealth of experience of lecturers was great with access to some very impressive speakers over the course of the masters. The faculty were very supportive and considerate of being able to balance a part time masters with a full time job.

What did you do after the course and how did it contribute to your success?

I was able to successfully apply for a national medical directors clinical fellow post at NHS England and subsequently was selected as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy for a year in the US.

What are you doing now?

I am currently working as Director of the Sowerby Forum and a Policy Fellow in Digital Health IGHI,  Imperial College and also practice as an honorary consultant in respiratory medicine at St Marys Hospital.