Dr Zahid Chauhan is a respected GP, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, committed local councillor and champion of social justice and charity.
As a General Practitioner within Greater Manchester, he has become a powerful advocate for his patients and introduced innovative methods to improve their care. His work mentoring and employing young people has won national recognition.
Dr Chauhan has reached out to his community via television and the local media, encouraging people to take greater ownership of their health and wellbeing and enabling patients to better manage long-term conditions including type 2 diabetes.
He has also acted as a voice for GPs and healthcare workers in national publications, on issues as diverse as proposed seven-day GP working and the impact of bureaucracy on practice workloads.
Dr Chauhan and his surgery have received recognition for their work in the form of local and national awards nominations – including the UK General Practioner of the Year 2016.
His experience and public profile have been greatly appreciated by the North West Ambulance Service and BARDOC (an out-of-hours emergency service). He serves both organisations as a non-executive director. Dr Chauhan is also chairman of Oldham Care and Support and is involved in training medical students within the community with the Manchester Medical School (University of Manchester).
A councillor for the Alexandra Ward, Dr Chauhan is chair of Oldham West and Royton Labour Party. He represents the people of the United Kingdom on the Committee of Regions in the European Union.
A public speaker for Save the Children UK and the Safe Network, Dr Chauhan is an active campaigner on issues such as equality, the environment and homelessness.
A family man with three children, Dr Chauhan is a school governor and prominent member of his local community.