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Dr Nighat Arif: Intersectionality in Women's Health

The Knowledge is an inclusive women’s health guide from a female GP, women’s health care specialist, educator, campaigner, broadcaster and advocate for underserved communities Dr Nighat Arif.

Dr Nighat Arif is a GP specialising in women’s health and family planning with over 16 years of experience in the NHS and private practice. She is based in Buckinghamshire and is able to consult fluently with patients in Urdu and Punjabi. Dr Nighatis a medical educator and provides teaching to local trainee GPs as well as at national and international conferences. Dr Nighat was nominated for the National Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing to acknowledge her exceptional commitment to advancing wellbeing in her community. Dr Nighat has worked to raise awareness on menopause and women’s healthcare in Black and Asian women, she presented her clinical work at the Menopause in the Workplace Parliamentary Committee hearing.

She has also worked with Team Halo, a United Nations (UN) initiative to bring an end to the pandemic and presented at the G7 Global Vaccine Confidence Summit which led to her being awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Science at London City University for Women’s Health, Public Health and Inclusion. Dr Nighat is the recipient of the Point of Light Prime Minister’s Award for her exceptional service to Women’s Health and she is also the recipient of the Honorary SHE Award for her outstanding work around Women’s Health.

Dr Nighat is the resident doctor on BBC Breakfast and ITV This Morning, and she hosts her own Sunday Breakfast show on BBC3 Counties Radio. She was also a contributor on the Channel 4 documentary ‘Davina McCall: Sex, Lies and the Menopause’ and has made guest appearances on numerous podcasts tackling taboos around women’s health. Dr Nighat has regularly written for various publications including Stylist, HELLO, Red magazine, Good Housekeeping and Women in Medicine Magazine and her work around menopause has been featured in British Vogue. She is also the ambassador of global charity Wellbeing of Women, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, The Good Grief Trust, HerSpirit, Sikh Forgiveness and Upon Noon.

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