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Professor Soraya Dhillon, MBE

Non-executive director at NHS Digital
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Professor Soraya Dhillon is a former Clinical Academic with over 35 years’ experience in academia and clinical practice. Soraya retired as Dean of School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire in November 2016 and is Emeritus Professor in Clinical Pharmacology. 

On the Board for NHS Digital, Soraya leads for clinical safety and governance, eChannel’s and diversity and inclusion. 

Soraya has held several senior Non-Executive posts in the NHS since 1991. She is the former Chairman of Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (1999-2010), former Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman at The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2014-2020). Professor Dhillon has been a member of the General Pharmaceutical Council and a Board Director for Eastern Academic Health Science Network.

Professor Dhillon is a Non-Executive Director on Health Education England. Soraya is a fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), holds the Charter Gold Medal for Science and Practice and was awarded an MBE for her contribution to Health Services in Bedfordshire.