Biography

Faraz is funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) GP Career Progression Fellowship and is a National Health Service (NHS) general practitioner (GP). He previously held an NIHR In-Practice Fellowship, 2017-20.

Faraz graduated in Medicine from the University of Leicester (MBChB). He completed full-time GP training in Birmingham achieving Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP). He also attained Diploma of Child Health, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

He has been awarded an RCGP Midland Faculty Associate in Training Award, and both national RCGP Great Expectations Bursary and RCGP GP Speciality Trainee Awards. He recently won an NIHR SPCR Evidence Synthesis Working Group Training Bursary Award.

He is a current appointed member of The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) self-harm clinical guideline development committee. He was an international working group member for the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement Standard Set for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and PTSD in Children and Young People. He is an expert advisor to the UKRI Emerging Minds network. From 2015-20, he was the RCGP Clinical Support Fellow in Mental Health, Clinical Innovation and Research Centre. He is also an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, Unit of Academic Primary Care, University of Warwick.

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

Research and scholarship

Faraz’s research interests include self-harm, suicide prevention, primary care mental health, clinical trials, and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

At present, he aims to improve self-harm care for young people in general practice. He has experience in systematic reviews, qualitative, and cross-sectional study design and analysis, and is interested in complex intervention development and evaluation. He has received research funding from NIHR, NIHR SPCR, and RCGP Scientific Foundation Board.

He has over 35 peer-reviewed publications:

He has been invited to present at national and international clinical, academic, and public conferences. He collaborates widely to improve the mental health and wellbeing of patients and the public.

Teaching

Faraz is a trained facilitator in communications skills and case-based learning. He has been funded by Health Education West Midlands to deliver an academic seminar series for clinical GP trainees. He has lectured at Leicester Medical School, organised RCGP national mental health courses, authored educational GP articles, and taught GPs on youth mental health. He regularly supports and mentors interested researchers.

Further information

Faraz has interviewed for the Guardian, The Times, and BBC on mental health. He is a member of the Society for Academic Primary Care Mental Health Special Interest Group, NICE GP Reference Panel, International Network of Early Career Researchers in Suicide and Self-harm, RCGP Midland Faculty Board, RCGP Adolescent Health Group, and is an RCGP Clinical Advisor.

Twitter @farazhmughal

Selected Publications

  • Mughal F. 2020. Review: Books: Understanding and Responding to Self-Harm: the One Stop Guide. British Journal of General Practice, vol. 70(695), 300.1-300. doi> link> full text>
  • Michail M, Mughal F, Robinson J. 2020. Suicide prevention in young people: optimising primary care. British Journal of General Practice, vol. 70(692), 104-105. doi> link> full text>
  • Mughal F, Troya MI, Dikomitis L, Chew-Graham CA, Corp N, Babatunde OO. 2020. Role of the GP in the management of patients with self-harm behaviour: a systematic review. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 70(694), e364-e373. link> doi> full text>
  • Mughal F, Troya MI, Townsend E, Chew-Graham CA. 2019. Supporting young people with self-harm behaviour in primary care. Lancet Psychiatry, vol. 6(9), 724. link> doi> link> 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>

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Journal Articles

  • Mughal F. 2020. Review: Books: Understanding and Responding to Self-Harm: the One Stop Guide. British Journal of General Practice, vol. 70(695), 300.1-300. doi> link> full text>
  • Hossain MZ and Mughal F. 2020. Dementia and revivalist Islam: New perspectives to understanding dementia and tackling stigma. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, Article jep.13412. doi> link>
  • Mughal F and Majeed A. 2020. Organ donation: the clock is ticking for public awareness. BMJ, m1209. doi> link> full text>
  • Michail M, Mughal F, Robinson J. 2020. Suicide prevention in young people: optimising primary care. British Journal of General Practice, vol. 70(692), 104-105. doi> link> full text>
  • Mughal F, Troya MI, Dikomitis L, Chew-Graham CA, Corp N, Babatunde OO. 2020. Role of the GP in the management of patients with self-harm behaviour: a systematic review. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 70(694), e364-e373. link> doi> full text>
  • Herring AMR, Craven MP, Mughal F, Rawsthorne M, Rees K, Walker L, Wolpert M. 2020. Potential of using visual imagery to revolutionise measurement of emotional health. Archives of Disease in Childhood. doi> link>
  • Troya MI, Chew-Graham CA, Babatunde O, Bartlam B, Mughal F, Dikomitis L. 2019. Role of primary care in supporting older adults who self-harm: a qualitative study in England. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 69(688), e740-e751. link> doi> full text>
  • Goulding JMR and Mughal F. 2019. Self-induced skin conditions: differential diagnosis and management. British Journal of General Practice, vol. 69(686), 464-465. doi> link> full text>
  • Mughal F, Troya MI, Townsend E, Chew-Graham CA. 2019. Supporting young people with self-harm behaviour in primary care. Lancet Psychiatry, vol. 6(9), 724. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Mughal F, Jawad M, Sabir A, Yusuf A. 2019. Sociodemographic correlation associated with health-related incompletion of Ramadan fasts in Great Britain: a cross-sectional study. Journal of the British Islamic Medical Association. link> 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, vol. 351, h6600. link> doi>
  • Mughal F. 2015. Honouring the patient. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 65(639), 512. link> 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, Society for Academic Primary Care. 2011. A pause for thought: reflections on the 2011 SAPC Annual Conference. Prim Health Care Res Dev, vol. 12(4), 393-394. link> doi>