Dr Waqas Tahir
Diabetes Clinical Lead, Act as One (AaO) Programme,
West Yorkshire & Harrogate ICS
Dr Waqas Tahir is a GP partner who joined Westcliffe Medical Practice in 2013. The practice has now developed in to Affinity Care, a single partnership covering eight contracts and 65,000 patients. He also works as a GPwER in Diabetes, advising and teaching local GPs and nurses. As the SRO for Diabetes, he has system responsibility for clinical governance and has been leading the re-design of diabetes services, clinical guidelines, outcome measures and quality indicators across 2 CCGs in Bradford with a focus on cardio-metabolic pathways.
He has a particular interest in translating evidence into practice, cardio-metabolic medicine, multi-morbidity and the role of technology and innovation in the delivery of patient care. He has been involved as a Principal Investigator in numerous research projects related to primary care and diabetes. He has been a member of the clinical diabetes steering group supporting the development of GM cardio-metabolic pathway. He is a standing member of the NICE Indicator Advisory Committee as well as the clinical diabetes lead for West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health and care Partnership.