Safia is Director of Evidence & Digital at Healthcare Improvement Scotland and works with teams like SIGN, SHTG and SMC* who develop national evidence-based guidelines, advice, technology assessments, service standards and assess newly licensed medicines.

Safia started her working life as a scientist before joining the NHS as a management trainee. She has since had various roles in the NHS, mainly focused on evidence, improvement and change in some form or another. Before joining Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Safia held a number of senior roles in NHS Scotland.

Safia has a keen interest in how clinical evidence is used to make a difference for us all on an individual level – bringing the science and our personal experience and stories together.

Safia has a long association with Guidelines International Network as a member of the founding Board.

*Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, Scottish Health Technologies Group, Scottish Medicines Consortium