GP is awarded Visiting Fellowship by University of South Wales
Rhondda GP Dr Hasmukh Shah has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship by University of South Wales in recognition of his contribution to communities of Wales.
Dr Shah has served his community of Rhondda as a GP for more than 30 years.
He has a long standing commitment to eucation and health through various organisations in NHS Wales and chairing regular GPs’ educational meetings.
His many interests include fundraiser for Vale for Africa, a trustee or chair of Welsh Hearts, the Hindu Community Centre, MegaFOCUS (Minor Ethnic Association for Ophthalmic Care) and a governor of Cardiff’s India Centre.
Dr Shah is secretary of the Welsh division of the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and a member of Advisory Group for Diabetic Eye Screening Wales.
The University of South Wales said that as a visiting fellow he will be strengthening the interface between Healthcare providers and the School of Care Sciences.
He will also enhance research opportunities in Primary Care, which is a strong theme in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education under the leadership of Professor Joyce Kenkre.
The fellowship includes providing guidance on research into ‘real world’ primary healthcare issues that affect the local community and contributing to discussions that shape the future workforce of primary (non-medical) healthcare practitioners.
The Fellowship was awarded ‘in recognition of his sustained and substantial contribution to healthcare in the local region over the last 30 years, working with the Diabetic Eye Screening Service, the Hindu community in Cardiff, and Vale for Africa, to mention just a few’, the university said.
Dr Shah, who came to the UK from Mumbai in 1975, said: “I am grateful for what the community has done for me. The people of Rhondda are so good and I have a lot of respect for the people of the community here.
“I am honoured to receive this Visiting Fellowship which recognises my work but also recognises general practice as a profession at a high level.”Share on Twitter