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Jawad joined East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust as Executive Medical Director in February 2020 and added the role of Deputy Chief Executive to his duties in October 2021. 

Jawad is a practicing surgeon with extensive general management experience. He also has a strong track record of achievements in change management, service improvement and innovation. He is a team player with a reputation for building successful partnerships, developing strategy and leading delivery within a complex environment.  A visible leader, able to engage with colleagues on all levels with integrity and enthusiasm.

He started his career as a consultant urological surgeon at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS FT in 2002. He has been trained in the North West region and has a sub-speciality interest in management of stone diseases.  Jawad established a fully comprehensive stone service at his organization and helped develop the urological department.

He takes a special interest in patient safety and clinical governance. Jawad strongly believes in value based leadership and helped in embedding a culture which empowered staff and engaged them in improving safety, quality and performance. 

Jawad is the chair of the Surgical North West Sector for Healthier Together and has been instrumental in leading the group to design and deliver pathways for management of surgical patients. His collaborative working across organizational boundaries is reflective of his leadership skills in bringing people together to deliver the best in them.

Jawad takes a keen interest in teaching and training and has been the Surgical Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons. He is an examiner for the University of Manchester Medical School and mentor for the medical students, educational and clinical supervisor for urology and surgical trainees, and a panel member for National Selector for core surgical trainees.

He is a Clinical Advisor to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, NCAS case manager and case investigator and Responsible Officer.

He is married to Ayesha, who is a GP and has two girls who are both doctors.