Mo Murhaba Guest Blog

Mo tells the Faculty about the important work he's been doing during the COVID-19 crisis

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Mo is an award-winning Pharmacist and Inter/National Terminologist with over 10 years of experience within the NHS, and is currently Senior Terminology Specialist at NHS Digital and UEC NHS 111 Clinician at the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

He is a graduate of the world-class NHS Digital Academy and Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics with experience of leadership, health informatics, education, digital transformation, speaker and chairing of events within the digital and clinical health arena. Mo’s recent work (but also passion!) has a focus on newer technologies and how these can be leveraged for better health and care to the patients we serve.

I am currently working at NHS Digital as a Senior Terminology and zooming in on COVID-19 priorities specifically: I have been involved (and including sometimes upskilling at pace!) as a Key Front-Line Tech Worker aiding in COVID-19 work with the NHS ID Verification Team and Shielded Patient List, as mentioned on the 10 Downing Street Press Conferences and by the UK Government’s Chief Medical Adviser. I have also been helping out with the script writing for the Ramadan Message that Professor Stephen Powis posted on social media via NHS England and Improvement. Finally (this is ’hot off the press’ so to speak), I will be involved with Clinical Work at the Fantastic Nightingale Hospital in the Northwest (be sure to provide updates via social media!) when time permits and also in close contact with the Head of Chaplaincy at Nightingale London - ensuring BAME and Religious views are being considered during these times of crisis whereby I stumbled across some tweets from another Fellow at UKFCI: Dr Ayesha Rahim (I hope she doesn’t mind the namedrop or tag!). Please do have a gander if you get time and also check out the superb Shuri Network!

On an educational front, just as COVID-19 was rearing its ugly head, I manged to submit my MSc (be rude not to shout out to my support/funding over the last few years: Tom DenwoodRuth Black and Rachel Dunscombe) in Digital Health Leadership (following on from the NHS Digital Academy Cohort 1) where I researched the topic of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing and how these newer technologies can be leveraged to achieve a NHS system-wide SNOMED CT Terminology implementation. Please do reach out if you would like a read of the Abstract whereby the intention is to publish the final piece via Imperial College Library Services in the Summer of 2k2k or would like more info from a personal viewpoint on the NHS Digital Academy.

Once this is all over, I’m hoping to do more with my other workstreams in terms of education pieces with my Honorary Senior Lecturer Role and being an Active Member of the Focus Group of Artificial Intelligence at WHO.

Stay safe, well and healthy and looking forward to seeing you all on the ‘other side’.