Dr Nikki Kanani MBE talks to Louise and Annie about her job as Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement, life as mum of 2 and how running has kept her moving during COVID19.

Dr Nikki Kanani is a GP in south-east London and is Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement. Prior to joining NHS England she was Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Nikki has held a range of positions within healthcare to support the development of innovative models of care, highly engaged clinical, patient and public leadership and is passionate about supporting primary care, improving service provision and population wellbeing.

She is a member of The King’s Fund General Advisory Council and holds a MSc in health care commissioning. With her sister she co-founded STEMMsisters, a social enterprise supporting young people to study science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine. She has two young children (8 and 12 years)

Running has been her savour during the height of COVID19, and she took the time most days to run 5K with her two kids. It was her “me time” with her family during such challenging times.

We all put things off. But the Great British Week of Sport is a great time to get active. For ideas to get you started, visit https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/get-active/ and come and join the Her Spirit community.

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