Dr Nadeem Moghal has had a uniquely varied career as a doctor and medical leader in the NHS. He landed here, a refugee from Idi Amin’s Uganda’s. He has had a privileged NHS career caring for children and their families as a specialist in kidney disease. He pursued investment in his development as he took on increasingly challenging roles through his MBA, the NHS Institute, The Institute of Healthcare Improvement, The NHS Leadership Academy and The Harvard Kennedy School. His leadership roles ranged from consultant paediatric nephrologist leading the tertiary service, Clincial Director, Associate Medical Director, Director of Strategy, and Medical Director, all in different NHS organisations across England.

Reflecting on his medical career, and its many challenges, Nadeem has developed a deep interest in medical professionalism, and why it matters. Nadeem is a coach and mentor, skills he has used throughout his career to support colleagues wishing to develop, understand the challenges of the NHS, adapt to the cultural issues, and rescuing those in difficulty with colleagues, employers and regulators.

Nadeem has worked to support and improve the skills of international medical graduates to enable effective professional integration and contribution; supporting regulatory compliance, fluency of language, cultural context communication, and medical professionalism.

The NHS will always rely on international medical graduates, who make considerable sacrifices to work away from thier homes and roots. He is determined to continue to support his international colleagues in their NHS careers.