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: By e-mail

Faraz is a General Practitioner (GP) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) In-Practice Fellow.

He graduated in Medicine from the University of Leicester (MBChB) where he received a Distinction in his People and Disease Module Dissertation. He completed the North Birmingham Vocational Training Scheme (VTS) attaining Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). During his clinical training he was awarded Diploma of Child Health, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

He is recipient of a RCGP Midland Faculty Associate in Training Award and both the RCGP Great Expectations Bursary and RCGP GP Speciality Trainee Awards.

Faraz is RCGP Clinical Support Fellow in Mental Health, Clinical Innovation and Research Centre and a Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at the Unit of Academic Primary Care, University of Warwick.

He is a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence GP Reference Panel, Society of Academic Primary Care Mental Health Special Interest Group, International Network of Early Career Researchers in Suicide and Self-harm, RCGP Midland Faculty Board, and RCGP Adolescent Health Group. He is a RCGP Clinical Advisor.

Faraz has given evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee. He has advised the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England on young people’s mental health in primary care.

Faraz is a MPhil candidate, exploring self-harm in primary care using systematic review and qualitative research methodologies. He is developing a research focus of self-harm in young people in primary care.

He has over 25 peer-reviewed publications. He has presented and delivered workshops and keynote talks at national and international conferences. He has active regional, national, and international research collaborations.

He’s undertaken research training by Postgraduate Awards in Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare (Distinction) and Epidemiology and Statistics (Merit), University of Warwick, and a Short Course in Complex Reviews (Distinction), University of Oxford.

Research skills include: evidence synthesis, qualitative, and cross-sectional study design and analysis.

He has received grant funding from the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board.

Selected Publications

  • England E and Mughal F. 2019. Underprovision of mental health services for children and young people. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 69(680), 112-113. link> doi> full text>
  • Mughal F, Babatunde O, Dikomitis L, Shaw J, Townsend E, Troya MI, Chew-Graham CA. 2019. Self-harm in young people: the exceptional potential of the general practice consultation. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 69(681), 168-169. link> doi> full text>
  • Mulla E and Mughal F. 2018. Promoting academic general practice: perspectives from early career clinical academics. Educ Prim Care, vol. 29(6), 386. link> doi>
  • 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>

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Journal Articles

  • Troya MI, Chew-Graham C, Babatunde O, Bartlam B, Mughal F, Dikomitis L. The role of primary care supporting older adults who self-harm: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice. full text>
  • England E and Mughal F. 2019. Underprovision of mental health services for children and young people. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 69(680), 112-113. link> doi> full text>
  • Mughal F, Babatunde O, Dikomitis L, Shaw J, Townsend E, Troya MI, Chew-Graham CA. 2019. Self-harm in young people: the exceptional potential of the general practice consultation. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 69(681), 168-169. link> doi> full text>
  • Mulla E and Mughal F. 2018. Promoting academic general practice: perspectives from early career clinical academics. Educ Prim Care, vol. 29(6), 386. link> doi>
  • 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'. BJGP Open, vol. 2(2), bjgpopen18X101493. link> doi> 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. 2017. 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 is a trained communications and case-based learning facilitator at the University of Warwick Medical School. He has been funded by Health Education West Midlands to develop and lead on an academic general practice seminar series that promotes and raises the awareness of this important discipline to GP registrars and early-career GPs.

He has authored an e-learning module on skin conditions in general practice for junior doctors. He has lectured at Leicester Medical School.

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

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

Faraz chairs the RCGP/RCPCH/RCPsych Intercollegiate Young People’s Mental Health Forum.

Faraz peer-reviews for the BJGP, BMC Family Medicine, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, InnovAiT, and Nature Scientific Reports.