Dr. Mahmood Adil, FFPH, is deputy regional director of public health for North West, in the Department of Health for England. He has graduated from King Edward Medical University, Lahore (Pakistan) and completed his postgraduate qualifications in paediatrics, health service management, health economics, health informatics and public health in the UK.
He has won many academic awards and fellowships during his postgraduate studies. He has made substantial contributions to the improvement of health services through his clinical, public health, academic and senior civil service roles which are reflected in his regional, national and international accomplishment in the last 20 years of his professional career.
Notably the development of diabetes national service framework (NSF), preparation of the Department of Health's toolkit to support good practice in international humanitarian and health work, need assessment, planning and quality assurance of a number of healthcare services, leading the health & emergency planning operations of the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, building international health collaborations with a number of countries and conducting comparative health system analysis of the UK and US health systems during his one year teaching and research work at the Yale University.
He is a visiting fellow at the Yale School of Public Health, alumnus of the Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University) and the Judge Institute of Management (University of Cambridge) Leadership Programmes, Common Purpose 20:20 graduate, fellow of Royal College of Physician and Faculty of Public Health, associate of the Nuffield Trust and member of the NHS Health Technology Assessment Therapeutic Procedure Panel.
In a recent interview he observed that, "I am very lucky to be brought up by very caring parents and have had the opportunity to work with some leading figures in the profession, who have acted as my teachers and mentors. I now look back and thank God."