Safia Qureshi, PhD
Safia Qureshi is the Programme Director at the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN).
At SIGN, Safia has responsibility for the guideline development and review programme, and is part of SIGN’s editorial team. Safia has practical experience of numerous methodological issues that will be familiar to international guideline development colleagues, for example: coordinated collaboration with other guideline developers, how to lift patient involvement beyond tokenism, using consensus methods when the evidence is limited and how to shorten the guideline development process.
With SIGN, Safia has nearly 10 years experience of international collaboration. She was a member of the AGREE Collaboration and was a member of the founding board of G-I-N. She is currently one of the editors of enGINe, the G-I-N newsletter. Safia has just completed a two terms as the Deputy Chair of the Network Steering Committee of CoCanCPG, a consortium of 17 partners from 11 countries, involved in Cancer Guidelines development, with the common goal of developing sustainable cooperation. Much of her experience from CoCanCPG is directly applicable to G-I-N.
My vision for G-I-N;
My first experience of working with other guideline developers at an international level was with the AGREE Collaboration. From the very first meeting I saw how empowering and invigorating it could be to share ideas, frustrations, hopes and ambitions with like-minded colleagues who could listen, empathise, and more often than not, enlighten. I see G-I-N as a facilitator, a supporter, a motivator, but most of all, always enthusiastic about guidelines.