Dr Faraz Mughal

Dr Faraz Mughal holds a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research GP Career Progression Fellowship at the School of Primary, Community and Social Care, Keele University, and is a GP in the National Health Service (NHS).

Having previously held a NIHR In-Practice Fellowship, Dr Mughal’s research is focused on improving the care of people who self-harm in general practice, with particular interest in young people. He led and published the first global evidence synthesis on the role of the GP in self-harm management. He is passionate about delivering high-quality evidence to influence national and international clinical practice and health policy. He is a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence self-harm clinical guideline development committee.

Dr Mughal is principal investigator on a Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Scientific Foundation Board grant to explore young people’s experiences of self-harm care in general practice. He has won regional and national RCGP awards, given evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee, and advised NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care on young people’s mental health in primary care.