Medical Director, Co-founder, Tower Hamlets GP Federation, The Shuri Network
Shera is a GP in East London and the Medical Director for the Tower Hamlets GP Federation. She has also been the Chief Clinical Information Officer at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, a role that was unplanned but immensely rewarding. She was the Director of Primary Care at Barts Health and the Medical Director for NHS Lambeth, leading on clinical governance, quality, service redesign and cross-organisational working.
Shera has held national and international leadership roles as a member of the national Independent Reconfiguration Panel, clinical advisor to the NHS Vanguard programme and the Sciana Network, sponsored by the Health Foundation, to share innovation across European countries.
She founded the Shuri Network, the first national NHS network for women of colour interested in digital health in 2019 to encourage BME women to lead and engage with digital transformation and to increase diversity in leadership. She has volunteered as a medic in countries including Sudan, Laos, Indonesia and Greece with leading NGOs, and has completed an M.B.A., M.A. in Inter-professional Education and a Nuffield Trust Fellowship. As part of the NHS Executive Fast Track Leadership programme she spent time at the IHI and Harvard School of Public Health studying quality improvement and leading change and has used this to improve patient care and safety in the NHS.