Dr Onkar Sahota
Practicing GP and London Assembly member for Ealing and Hillingdon
Dr Onkar Sahota AM was elected as the member of the London Assembly for Ealing and Hillingdon in May 2012. A practicing GP, Onkar has been a family doctor in West London since 1989 and maintains GP surgeries in Hanwell and Southall serving some 12,000 patients. Like many clinicians who have been elected to public office, he continues to practice part-time in order to retain his licence to practice.
Fulfilling a lifelong ambition, Onkar graduated in 1989 from Sheffield University Medical School. He also holds an MBA from the London Business School, having also attended the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Professionally, Onkar in addition to his work as a family doctor was a member of the Ealing Primary Care Trust Professional Executive Committee from 2002-2008. From 1997 to 2000 he undertook work funded by the Department for International Development in Russia and Uzbekistan on reform of Primary Care, and advised the Heathrow City Regeneration Partnership on heath and community projects.
Appointed a Justice of the Peace on the Middlesex Commission in 1990, Onkar served as a magistrate on the Ealing Bench until his retirement in 2005. He was formerly the Chair of Governors at Wolf Field Primary School in Norwood Green in the late ‘90s.
On the Assembly, Onkar sits on the Environment & Health; Housing & Regeneration and Planning Committees. In addition to his committee roles, he takes a keen interest in the delivery of Crossrail and High Speed 2 within his constituency, as well as the Davies Commission and the future of Heathrow. He is also Chair of the Save our Hospitals Ealing campaign against plans to reconfigure A&E services in North West London ahead of the implementation in April 2013 of the biggest reorganisation of structures in the NHS’s history.