Dr Faraz Mughal

Title: NIHR In-Practice Fellow
Phone: +44 (0) 1782 733991
Email: f.mughal@keele.ac.uk
Twitter @farazhmughal
Location: DJW 1.76
Role: As above
Contacting me: e-mail

Faraz graduated in Medicine from the University of Leicester in 2010 (MBChB) where he received a distinction in his People and Disease Module Dissertation. He subsequently completed foundation training in the West Midlands, gaining vital experience in elderly medicine, paediatrics, psychiatry, and obstetrics and gynaecology. 

He completed general practice training in the North Birmingham Vocational Training Scheme (VTS). It was during this time that Faraz furthered his interest in academic general practice. 

He was awarded Diploma of Child Health (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health), presented at national conferences, and authored publications in peer-reviewed journals (BMJ, BJGP and Clinical Teacher). He was recipient of a VTS Medical Educator Award and Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Associate in Training Midland Faculty Award. 

He attained MRCGP in 2015 and received both the RCGP Great Expectations Bursary and RCGP GP Speciality Trainee Awards. 

Faraz was appointed RCGP Clinical Support Fellow in Mental Health in late 2015 and is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Unit of Academic Primary Care, Warwick University. 

Faraz was successful in being awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) In-Practice Fellowship at Keele which started late 2017. He continues to practice clinically as a salaried GP in Birmingham. 

Faraz has research interests in waterpipe tobacco smoking, Ramadan fasting, innovation in healthcare, medical education, and young people's mental health. These have led him to present at international conferences and deliver conference workshops. 

He undertook research training by Postgraduate Awards in Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare (Distinction) and Epidemiology and Statistics (Merit) at the University of Warwick. 

He is currently studying towards MPhil exploring self-harm in young people in primary care; utilising systematic review and qualitative research methodologies. 

Selected Publications

  • Mughal F, Rashid A, Jawad M. 2018. Tobacco and electronic cigarette products: awareness, cessation attitudes, and behaviours among general practitioners. Primary Health Care Research and Development. doi> link> full text>
  • Mughal F and Kingstone T. 2018. Encouraging smoking cessation in Ramadan in primary care. Addiction. link> doi> full text>
  • Mughal F, Chew-Graham CA, Saad A. 2018. Hajj: what it means for general practice. British journal of general practice open. link> full text>
  • Greszczuk C, Mughal F, Mathew R, Rashid A. 2018. Peer influence as a driver of technological innovation in the UK National Health Service: a qualitative study of clinicians’ experiences and attitudes. BMJ Innovations. doi> link> full text>
  • Mughal F and England E. 2016. The mental health of young people: the view from primary care. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 66(651), 502-503. link> doi>

Full Publications List show

Journal Articles

  • Mughal F, Rashid A, Jawad M. 2018. Tobacco and electronic cigarette products: awareness, cessation attitudes, and behaviours among general practitioners. Primary Health Care Research and Development. doi> link> full text>
  • Mughal F and Kingstone T. 2018. Encouraging smoking cessation in Ramadan in primary care. Addiction. link> doi> full text>
  • Mughal F, Chew-Graham CA, Saad A. 2018. Hajj: what it means for general practice. British journal of general practice open. link> full text>
  • Greszczuk C, Mughal F, Mathew R, Rashid A. 2018. Peer influence as a driver of technological innovation in the UK National Health Service: a qualitative study of clinicians’ experiences and attitudes. BMJ Innovations. doi> link> full text>
  • Davie M and Mughal F. 2017. An intercollegiate call for children and young people's mental health. BMJ, vol. 359(j5180). link> doi> full text>
  • Mughal F. Smoking reduction during Ramadan. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 67(659), 254. link> doi>
  • Mughal Z and Mughal F. 2016. The junior doctor contract in the National Health Service. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, vol. 5(2), 225-227. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Mughal F. 2016. Reaching across the shores to strengthen primary care. Educ Prim Care, vol. 27(5), 427. link> doi>
  • Mughal F and England E. 2016. The mental health of young people: the view from primary care. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 66(651), 502-503. link> doi>
  • Waqar S, Mughal F, Rashid A, Mant J. 2016. Assessment of cardiovascular risk in primary care. BMJ, vol. 353, i3022. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Mughal F. 2016. Navigating through general practice training: Thoughts and reflections. InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice. doi>
  • Mughal F. 2016. Lessons from Glasgow. InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice, vol. 9. doi>
  • Mughal F. 2016. Lessons from Harrogate. InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice, vol. 10. doi>
  • Mughal F and England E. 2015. Potential of digital technologies and therapies for children and young people. BMJ. doi>
  • Mughal F. 2015. Honouring the patient. British Journal of General Practice, vol. 65(639). doi>
  • Mughal F, Rashid A, Mishra RC. 2015. A case of unusual hand pain in general practice. BMJ, vol. 351, h5005. link> doi>
  • Mughal F, Parsloe A, Stores R, Clark J, Ryan A, Lee H, Barton C. 2014. From traditional to modern: easing students transition to problem-based learning. Medical Education Online, vol. 19, 25438. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Mughal F. 2014. Ramadan: what it means for general practice. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 64(624), 356. link> doi>
  • Mughal F and Meki A. 2014. Do we need to be taught how to care?. Clin Teach, vol. 11(3), 231-232. link> doi>
  • Mughal F, Meki A, Kassamali RH. 2014. Shisha: is this addressed within smoking cessation in general practice?. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 64(621), 173. link> doi>
  • Mughal F and Menezes SB. 2013. Severe Depression with Cotard's Phenomenon: Treatment of a Capacitated Patient Within the United Kingdom's Mental Health Act 2007. Mental Illness, vol. 5(1), e3. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Mughal F. 2012. Why should you care about academic general practice?. BMJ Careers. link>
  • Kassamali RH, Mughal F, Faruque R, Kokotsis V, Lee N, Pabla G, Song A, Spears M, Sutcliffe M. 2012. Will next year's rise in UK tuition fees change the demographic of future medical and dental students?. Med Teach, vol. 34(5), 425-426. link> doi>
  • Reeve J, Abholz H, Bailey T, Bates E, Bond C, Chauhan U, Eldridge S, Irving G, Keong D, Mughal F, Nicum S, Singh S, Taylor C, Younie L. 2011. A pause for thought: reflections on the 2011 SAPC Annual Conference. Primary Health Care Research and Development, vol. 12(4), 393-394. doi> link>

Faraz enjoys teaching and is a trained communications and case-based learning facilitator at the University of Warwick Medical School. He has received funding from Health Education West Midlands to lead on an academic general practice seminar series that promotes the awareness of this discipline to GP registrars and early career GPs. He has authored an e-learning module on skin conditions in general practice for junior doctors. Faraz has lectured medical students on personal developments planning. 

He has facilitated RCGP One Day Essentials in Mental Health, inputted into the RCGP Mental Health Curriculum, and authored educational material for primary care via the RCGP Mental Health Toolkit. 

Faraz is a GP Ambassador for Health Education England, RCGP Midland Faculty Board Member, RCGP Clinical Advisor, and member of the RCGP Adolescent Health Group. He is also a member of the Society of Academic Primary Care 'The Self' Special Interest Group. 

Faraz has been interviewed by The Guardian, The Times, and BBC on mental health in primary care.