Dr Shahed Ahmad is the Responsible Officer for the 3200 NHS GPs in South Central. Appointed to the Medical Director role in August 2016, Shahed is also the NHS England South Central director lead for the Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer function and Clinical Programmes and Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Networks and Senate.
Shahed is an experienced NHS Director, performing director posts in PCTs since 2002. Shahed was the lead director in his PCT for Fitness for Purpose and producing the Commissioning Strategy Plan. Shahed has benefitted in his career from the advice and mentoring of others and has a strong commitment to workforce and leadership training.
At the time of public health transition to local government, Shahed led on a leadership development programme for Public Health Consultants in London.
Shahed’s passion is to improve the health outcomes of the populations he serves. In both Newham and Enfield, he led evidence based programmes that led to reduction in mortality and improvements in life expectancy which were amongst the fastest in the region.