Andleeb Ahmed

Andleeb Ahmed

I have been a NHS medic for 27 years plus and am a GP. My interests are adolescent mental health and elderly care. I am a champion for taboo subjects in particular where we need more engagement and understanding e.g. breast screening, testicular and bowel cancer, depression and anxiety, autism and healthy sex etc I am a member of British Islamic Muslim Association and Muslim Doctor Association and community activist. My current project is tackling Islamophobia in the NHS. I am a chair of governors of a new free school in London which I have overseen from blue prints to now moving into its third year. Along with the standard chair role, I am a champion for BAME and working with children from socially deprived communities. I am a mother to three boys Allhum dulillah 20,18 and 14 so have a bit of experience - from terrible twos to teenage angst to Islamic education to University life. My life journey has included dealing with the loss of my parents, being plus size, the taboo of my mixed heritage marriage, post-natal depression, living with inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis, my religious "rehabilitation" and journey. And finally- Sisterhood has been central to me finding my voice. IG: @mummymedic