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Sughra was appointed as a non-executive Director on 20th January 2022.

Sughra is Director and a management consultant supporting the health and social care sector with care quality, safeguarding and regulatory compliance.  She is an associate with the Social Care Institute for Excellence and is currently contracted by the NMC. She is a serving Parish Councillor and currently Vice Chair for the Sandy Lane Parish Council.

Her previous roles include working for the Care Quality Commission as an inspector and as a National Provider Relationship Lead. Sughra has also served as a Governor with Bradford District Care Foundation Trust and has held Non Executive Director and Operations and Compliance Director positions with adult social care organisations.

Drawing on her regulatory background and 28 years health and social care experience, Sughra has addressed care provider conferences and written for trade journals on improving care quality, achieving outstanding CQC ratings and meeting the needs of diverse communities. Sughra is a member of a number of national diversity and disability networks and has particular interest in improving maternity, children with disabilities, learning disability and dementia services.

A lifelong Bradfordian, Sughra qualified as a social worker in 1997 and is very passionate about supporting the Trust to deliver the best patient experience and outcomes.