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dr. jahangir
alom B.E.M

Emergency Medicine
Health Policy 
Social Mobility


ABout Jahangir 

Dr. Jahangir Alom BEM is an emergency medicine physician in North East London, renowned for his specialisation in addressing health inequalities. His journey began at 15 when he was elected Deputy Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets and a Member of Youth Parliament. This early exposure to London’s stark life expectancy disparities galvanised his commitment to tackling structural inequalities that contribute to poor health outcomes.


Educated at the University of Southampton, Dr Alom was a standout student, securing the Dean’s Prize for outstanding contribution to the Faculty of Medicine. His leadership extended beyond academics as he served as President of the university’s medical student body (MedSoc) and co-founded a much needed initiative for widening participation in medicine, garnering local and national accolades. Furthering his expertise, he earned an MSc in Public Health from the prestigious London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Dr. Alom's professional journey has taken him back to East London, working in the very Trust where he was born, dedicated to serving the community that shaped him. He firmly believes in the importance of healthcare professionals mirroring the diversity of the communities they serve. His commitment to education and policy is evident through his roles as a school Governor at his alma mater, Stepney All Saints School, a board member of the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), and as a Programme Director at the international NGO, Selfless, leading their Global Health Leadership Programme.


Jahangir is the former National Clinical Lead for the COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Programme at NHS England. He oversaw the engagement strategy that increased vaccine uptake of some of the most hesitant healthcare workers during a proposed vaccine mandate. He has worked with the likes of the Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Mirvis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and the East London Mosque Trust. Jahangir is an expert in tackling health inequalities and have provided commentary on BBC Newsnight, BBC News, SkyNews, Channel 4 and CNN. 


Jahangir spent a four year term as an elected Council Member on the British Medical Associations, executive committee. He campaigned for better working conditions for ethnic minority doctors, particularly during COVID-19 when he pushed for PPE that suited those with religious wear (turbans, hijabs, beards etc). 


Dr. Alom’s extensive contributions to healthcare have been widely recognised. He was listed among the top 100 most influential figures in health by the Health Service Journal and was also a recipient of the NHS Parliamentary Award on the recommendation of his MP. He received a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the King’s New Years Honours list of 2024 for his services in tackling health inequalities.


Jahangir speaks about his profession and personal experiences at conferences and meetings. He is keen to collaborate with change-makers and also volunteers to speak at schools to raise aspirations and mentor students from underrepresented backgrounds who want to work in the NHS. 

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