Dr Habib Naqvi

Interim Director, NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard NHS England

Dr Habib Naqvi is the Interim Director for the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard at NHS England. He has a background in public health, health psychology, health care policy and strategy development.

Before joining NHS England in 2013, Habib led on the development of national equality and diversity policy at the Department of Health and Social Care, including leading on the health sector’s response to the UK government’s review of the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Habib is a member of several national advisory bodies and an ambassador for the Mary Seacole Trust. He is reverse mentoring the NHS Chief Executive, Sir Simon Stevens, and was awarded an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to equality and diversity in the NHS.