Sahar joined TN in 2017 and focused on whole-system transfer of care, working with commissioners and providers across the health economy to transform the interface between health and social care. She works with clients to develop systems and capabilities that enable the seamless transfer of care, including data solutions to support efficient information sharing, bridging of working practices to enable effective communication between teams and optimisation of patient pathways to minimise unnecessary delays.
Sahar has worked extensively across the emergency pathway, applying change management principles to deliver large-scale operational transformation programmes in 4 NHS trusts across England. She works closely with frontline clinical and operational teams to develop sustainable solutions to operational bottlenecks, with focused experience in ED, site management and ward operations.
Sahar worked on the COVID-19 response strategy for one acute hospital, which involved developing a plan for the creation of COVID capacity, developing the supporting patient pathways, and upgrading the data tools to enable rapid decision-making. She also worked on redesigning the post-COVID hospital ward footprint to support a long-term COVID pathway and to facilitate a ‘new normal’ of optimised processes and ways of working.
Before joining TN Sahar gained consulting experience in biotechnology innovation and pharmaceuticals. Sahar is a scientist by background – she trained at University College London, earning a PhD in Biogerontology, followed by post-doctoral studies at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.