Shagufta Zia

Specialist Family Medicine

Languages Spoken English, Urdu, Hindi, Pashto
Education MBBS-PK, PhD-UK, MSc-UK (Infectious Diseases), MMedSci-UK, DFFP-UK Specialist Family Medicine
Specialist Specialist Family Medicine
DOH License Grade Specialist
Types of Physician Fulltime


  • MBBch, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • MSc, University of Manchester, UK
  • PhD, University of Manchester, UK
  • MMedSci, University of Nottingham, UK
  • DFFP, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, London, UK
  • LOC (Letter of Competence) Intrauterine techniques Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health, London UK
  • LOC (Letter of Competence) Sub dermal implants Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health, London UK

Professional Associations

Professional Experience

  • Family Medicine Specialist/ Specialty Doctor General Medicine & Infectious Diseases over 8 years (UK)
  • General Physician over 3 years
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate Teaching to Medical & Dental students, over 5 years, University of Manchester & University of Nottingham
  • Postgraduate research & Post-doctoral Clinical Research Fellow, 2 years, University of Central Lancashire

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered

  • A. Family Medicine/ General Practice
  • 1. Detection and Management of chronic diseases
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hyperlipidemias (high cholesterol)
  • high blood pressure,
  • COPD (Asthma, Bronchitis)
  • Neurological conditions (Depression/ anxiety/ Panic attacks)
  • Blood Disorders (Anemias)
  • Metabolic Disorders (Osteoporosis, Thyroid diseases & PCOD)
  • Weight management and Obesity
  • 2. Preventive Medicine and Immunization
  • Male executive health check-up (including Prostate cancer screening)
  • Female executive health check-up (including clinical breast examination & cervical cancer screening)
  • Cardiovascular risk factors assessment
  • blood pressure measurements
  • cholesterol check
  • kidney
  • liver function test
  • advice on modifiable behavioral risk factors such as Diet & Exercise
  • Risk group patients (patients with chronic diseases) Immunization
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Pneumococal conjugate vaccine (PCV)
  • Swine flu vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations for healthcare professionals
  • 3. Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) and Family Planning
  • Screening and management of sexually transmitted infections/ diseases (STIs)
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes, genital
  • Warts (HPV)
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B/C and
  • HIV
  • Advice on various methods of contraception such as
  • Combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP)
  • Progesterone Only pill (POP)
  • Contraceptive skin patches
  • Contraceptive Injection (Depo-provera)
  • Sub-dermal implant and
  • Coil insertion.
  • B. Infectious Diseases management
  • STDs
  • Acute upper and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Notifiable infections such as Chicken pox, Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Salmonella, Shigella, TB, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B/ C and A.
  • C. Travel Medicine and Vaccination
  • Advice on Travel health insurance
  • Traveler’s diarrhea
  • Sun-burn protection,
  • Accidents
  • Malaria prophylaxis,
  • Booster vaccination,
  • Risk group vaccination
  • Compulsory vaccination and
  • Post travel follow-up
  • D. Medical Education and Teaching Experience
  • Basic and advance life support course
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cervical Shock
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Infection Control
  • Fire and health safety
  • Travel Medicine and Vaccination