Dr Irfan Rashid
Social Secretary
Head of Yorkshire Chapter
Chair of APPSUK Foundation Matrimonial Wing
Dr Samira Sheikh
Head Wales Chapter APPS UK
A graduate of FJMC & been working here in UK since 2005. My base is OBGY but Medical Education & Research is my real passion.

I am a Master of Medical Education from University of Dundee, Scotland. I took up a project of a National level research in the field of Medical Education in Pakistan for my Masters Thesis and am aware of shortcomings in the system in-depth, and very passionate to design and introduce reforms through the platform of APPS UK.

I like people to come forward who have same passion and help each other make contributions for welfare of the medical education system that shaped our lives when we were young ... let's together save the system from over ageing and fragility.. let's revise revive and recharge it together! Let's give something back !
Send me your ideas at:

Stay blessed
Pakistan Zindabad!

Mr Usman Ameer Khan
  • Consultant General & Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon, Macclesfield District General Hospital, East Cheshire NHS Trust, Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Clinical Director Planned Care Surgery, East Cheshire NHS Trust
  • Lead Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
  • Lead & Co-ordinator NELA (National Emergency Laparotomy Audit)
  • Member Central Manchester Cancer Board
  • Member Executive Council APPSUK
  • Chair AIMCAUK
  • Examiner PLAB, GMC
  • Clinical & Educational Supervisor Manchester Medical School
  • Supervisor for Associate Physicians Training, UK
  • Founding Member MASNoW (Minimally Invasive Surgery North West)
  • Medico-Legal Consultant Advisor NHS
  • Member Cancer peer review Board UK
  • National Trainer laparoscopic Colorectal surgery
  • Faculty member LAP PASS course, ALSGBI

Mr Khan is a highly experienced consultant general, colorectal and laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgeon.

He has been a consultant surgeon since 1999. He trained in South Manchester, Warwickshire, Basingstoke and London. In London Mr Khan also worked as RSO at world famous St Mark's Hospital for Colorectal Diseases and gained invaluable experience in management of Colorectal and pelvic floor disorders. Mr Khan set up Key Hole Colorectal cancer surgery, Day case key hole gall bladder surgery and Enhanced recovery after surgery at East Cheshire NHS Trust.

For eight years he developed the unit as a clinical lead, Colorectal Cancer lead, MDT lead and enhanced recovery lead. Mr Khan has performed over 500 laparoscopic Colorectal resections. He brings in almost twice the amount of revenue compared to his colleagues at the NHS trust. Mr Khan has performed over three thousand key hole hernia and gall bladder operations. He is a skilled endoscopist with a caecal intubation rate of 98%. An NHS audit in 2013 -14 showed that Mr Khan's patient related outcomes were among the top Ten surgeons in the country. 

Mr Khan also has a keen interest in colorectal cancer and key hole surgery research. Mr Khan & his team regularly presents posters and oral presentations at the international meetings UK, USA, Far East & Asia. He has a keen interest in teaching and training. He was a Mersey Deanery tutor for speciality doctor for five years. He has been instrumental in setting up MASNoW (Minimal Access Surgery North West) society for advancement of Key hole surgery in the North West.

APPS UK Board:

Mr Ghulam Abbas (President)
Mr Usman Khan (Chair)
Dr Aamer Sarfraz (Vice Chair)
Mr Shakeel Puri (Ex-President)
Dr Shaheena Anjum (Ex-Chair)
Dr Abdul Hafeez (Founder & CEO)
Dr Amber Tahir (Ex-Chair)
Dr Taimur Mirza (Ex-President)
Dr Altaf Rehman (Ex-Vice Chair)
Dr Ayaz Asghar (Ex-Chair)
Dr Yasmeen Hasnain (CEO of APPS UK Foundation)
Mr Suhail Chughtai
Dr Shadaba Ahmed
Mr Mushtaq Ahmed

APPS UK Foundation Leadership:

Dr Yasmeen Hasnain (CEO of APPS UK Foundation)
Dr Shazya Sarwar
Dr Mohammaed Iqbal
Dr Taimur Mirza
Dr Shakil Malik
Dr Alia Arif
Mr Shuja Rehman