Dr Onkar Sahota
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.

Entries by Dr Onkar Sahota

Tessa Has What It Takes to Tackle London's Housing Crisis

(2) Comments | Posted 5 August 2015 | (15:29)

Every Londoner knows that the single biggest issue facing this city is our housing crisis. There simply aren't enough homes, and too many of our existing homes are unaffordable.

People in every corner of the housing market are buckling under the strain - from first-time buyers unable to get on...

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Wednesday's A&E Closures Are Another Sad Milestone in the Government's 'Reorganisation' of the NHS

(1) Comments | Posted 11 September 2014 | (00:00)

Today marks the implementation of another ill informed, politically motivated decision that will erode the quality of service and care for West Londoners; and one that will compound the organisational chaos caused by the botched implementation of the Health and Social Care Act. The closure of two Accident...

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Parents Need More Than Lip-Service From Mayor and Government

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2013 | (11:16)

For new parents, the decision about when and how to return to work is one of the biggest dilemmas they will face.

On the one hand, parents instinctively want to look after their children themselves, so many will be familiar with the sense of heartache they feel when they...

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Who Will Make Sense of London's NHS Nightmare?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 March 2013 | (10:45)

The clock is ticking, and in less a month the NHS will start emerging from the biggest top down reorganisation it has ever faced. London's healthcare economy, and the quality of service for patients, will suffer. So far the Mayor has washed his hands of responsibility to safeguard the health...

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