Dr Shabina Qayyum is a councillor for East ward and was first elected in 2019. She is the Shadow Cabinet Member for Investment and Commercial Interest. She sits on the Health Scrutiny Committee and with her experience as a previous Safeguarding Lead of her practice and works as a GP at Central Medical Centre, an 11,000-strong patient surgery in the heart of Peterborough, She holds an expertise in the area of health and wellbeing, whilst actively keeping abreast with the investment and commercial interests of the city.
She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and of The Muslim Doctors Association, UK and the British Islamic Medical Association, UK. She delivers health talks to minority communities all over the city and has been awarded one of the 101 Top Muslim Doctors of the United Kingdom for her many years of work in the area of health. She has a specialist interest in women’s health, mental health, palliative care, and ear, nose, throat (ENT) surgery. This year, her practice has been nominated for ‘Primary Care Innovation of the Year’ at the 2020 HSJ Awards, recognising outstanding contribution to healthcare.
She is extensively involved with charity work and has raised thousands of pounds for charities both in the UK and abroad. She has also worked on a voluntary basis in relief projects as a doctor in developing countries with refugee camps and those hit by crises
She is a member of Nisa-Nashim Peterborough, the Jewish/Muslim Sisterhood Network inspiring women to bring about social change.
She is a member of UNISON and is also the Disability Officer for Peterborough Labour Party.
Shabina is married to Mr Asad Qayyum who is the ENT Surgical Regional Training Director for the East Anglia and a Consultant Ear, Nose, Throat Surgeon at Peterborough City Hospital. They live in Thorney with their Four Children.
Shabina is passionate about working towards a Peterborough that represents people from all walks of life, equally and hopes that her councillorship tenure can assert values of kindness and empathy through her role. She recently fronted the National Labour Party Campaign to recruit more keyworkers to the Party.