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Yasara Naheed

Yasara Naheed

BE PCN Clinical Director, Thursby Surgery
Dr Yasara Naheed is a GP partner at Thursby Surgery, Burnley, and was appointed Clinical Director for Burnley East Primary Care Network in 2018. She has practiced at Thursby Surgery since 2004 following her GP training. Yas is a local lass and has lived in Burnley for over 40 years. Living and working in the area means that Yas has a strong connection and understanding of the needs and challenges facing her patients. She recognises the value and importance of community and community assets and networks and this has influenced both her practice and her development of various Population Health Management and community engagement projects which she has led for the Burnley East Primary Care Network in partnership with her GP colleagues and other partners. Prior to this Yas co-led a ground-breaking partnership between the local GP practices, primary schools, police and local youth theatre to help build resilience and confidence for young people. Her particular interests are promoting the importance of healthy lifestyles , encourage positive mental and physical health, women’s health, and diabetes. She has also been involved in training of medical students and foundation doctors at the practice. In her spare time she enjoys playing weight lifting and is an activist in the local community..

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