Habib Naqvi

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Habib  Naqvi

Habib Naqvi

Deputy Director - NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Dr Habib Naqvi has a background in health psychology, healthcare policy and strategy development, and is the Deputy Director for the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard at NHS England.

Before joining NHS England, Habib led on the development of national equality and diversity policy at the Department of Health and Social Care. He managed development of the Equality Delivery System for the NHS, the establishment of the NHS Equality and Diversity Council, and led on the health sector’s response to the Ministerial review of the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Habib currently sits on several national advisory boards, is the national sponsor for the Midlands Visible NHS Leaders Network and provides advice to the board of HMP Springhill.

Habib is also an Ambassador for the Mary Seacole Trust, and is reverse mentoring the CEO of NHS England, Simon Stevens. Habib was awarded an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to equality and diversity in the NHS.

Habib is on Twitter: @DrHNaqvi

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