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Dr Robina Shah MBE JP DL FRCGP (Hons)

Robina is the senior academic lead for Compassionate Care and Patient and Public Involvement at Manchester Medical School, Manchester University. She is also the National Director for Strategy and Policy on Carers at Frenkel Topping PLC. Robina is a lay Trustee of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine Council for Public Health and Epidemiology.  She is a also a Member of the Education and Standards Advisory Group at the General Medical Council and Board member of the Ministerial Standing Commission on Carers at the Department of Health. By profession Robina is a psychologist with a specialist interest in learning disability, patient safety and the carer/patient experience. She has been involved in national and local research projects and is the author of numerous books, training materials and peer-reviewed publications in her area of specialist interests. She has achieved national and international recognition for her published work, much of it ground breaking for its time.

Robina also has an established public service portfolio and is a Government Public Service Ambassador. She is an experienced Chair and non-executive Director of 20 years and has held national and regional senior executive and leadership roles in the National Health Service, Department of Health, Higher Education, Ministry of Justice and British Institute of Learning Disabilities, including the NHS National Leadership Council, NHS Confederation Council, NHS Council for Skills and Health, Chair of the National Steering Committee for the World Health Organisation Promoting Healthy Hospitals Conference, Chairman, Board of Directors, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Board Governor of Manchester University and Member of its General Assembly, North West Programme Director for Patient Safety Ambassadors at Advancing Quality Alliance, Board Member of the North West NHS and Health Education England Leadership Academy.

Other appointments include, Governor, Stockport Grammar School for Boys and Girls, District Commissioner, Lady Brook Valley, Scouts Association, Lay Associate of the General Medical Council, Lay Advisor for Health Education England North West, Specialist Independent Advisor for the Care Quality Commission, Independent Member of the UK Government Cross Party Advisory Group on Hate Crime at the Ministry of Justice.

Robina was awarded the MBE for her work with disabled children in 2003 and appointed Deputy Lieutenant (DL) for Greater Manchester in 2006.  She is currently Chair of the Stockport District Deputy Lieutenants Committee. Other prestigious awards and nominations include the Lloyds TSB Jewel Awards for Excellence in Health Care and Education, national finalist for the First Women Awards, NHS Hero Award and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of General Practitioners.   

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