Dr Nikki Kanani is a GP in south-east London and is currently Director of Clinical Integration and Deputy SRO, NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for NHS England. Prior to joining NHS England as Deputy and then Medical Director of Primary Care, she was Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Nikki has held a range of positions within healthcare to support the development of innovative models of care, highly engaged clinical, patient and public leadership and is passionate about supporting primary care, improving service provision and population wellbeing.
She is a member of The King's Fund General Advisory Council, a Trustee at Guys and St Thomas’ Foundation and was awarded an MBE for services to Primary Care in 2017. She recently received an Honorary Doctorate of Medicine from Sunderland University and is a Visiting Professor at Sunderland University’s School of Medicine.
With her sister she co-founded STEMMsisters, a social enterprise supporting young people to study science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine. She has two young children.