Dr Shahid Muhammad

Dr Shahid Muhammad
Renal Patient Support Group, United Kingdom


Shahid is a Specialist Biomedical Scientist and member of the Healthcare Professions Council (HCPC). Shahid is a Member for the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (MIBMS) and a Registered Scientist with the Science Council (RSci). Shahid is also a member for the British Blood Transfusion Society (BBTS). Shahid has built experience in laboratory and health research practices and his understanding surrounds the biomedical/ clinical and social sciences. Shahid has provided multidisciplinary team working perspectives from laboratory to community and wider through over 80 publications. Shahid co-founded the Renal Patient Support Group (RPSG) in (2009) which is an evidence-based support group for patients and carers in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD); the group now has over 7000 members. As a Specialist Scientist, Shahid has been involved in the development of key practices through a number of working groups/ panels. He was a member for the NHSBT Paediatric Kidney Advisory Group (PKAG-sub-committee 2009-2011) and was a member of the British Association of Paediatric Nephrology (BAPN) (2011-2014). Shahid was involved in the development of the British BAPN; Nephrology Networks Guide (2012) and was also a member of the Kidney Research Education Initiative (KREI) (2010-2013); he has presented work locally, regionally, in various European countries and Internationally and is also a regular contributor to The Biomedical Scientist. Shahid has made encouraging contributions to inform renal and education initiatives/ guidelines and is now presently a member for the Renal Registry (RR) council, a member for the Renal Clinical Trials Network (RCTRN) and the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA). Shahid completed his IBMS Diploma in Specialist Practice by Thesis titled: Comparing Renal Biomarkers and their Utility to Monitor the Mainstay of Immunosuppression Therapy (2013). Shahid has worked at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) - Bath, NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol/ Manchester, Microbiology/ Bacteriology with Public Health England (PHE) - South West Laboratory, Department of Haematology and Transfusion, The Royal Devon and Exeter (RD&E) NHS Foundation Trust and The Department of Haematology and Transfusion, Weston Area Healthcare NHS Trust. Shahid highlights renal health of all patients needs to be considered and healthcare professionals should also be encouraged to build their practice generally in this regard owing to CKD steadily increasing in the general population. Shahid has recently submitted his IBMS Fellowship thesis titled: Leadership and Management - The Need to Consider Renal Health in Transfusion Care and Research to Inform Best Practice (2016) and this work will form his prospective Chartered Scientist (CSi) candidacy under the science council.

Research Interest

Biomarkers in the monitoring of Renal Post-Transplant Immunosuppression Therapy ? Prevention and Awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease ? The Immune System, Stress and Transplant Rejection ? Point of Care Testing in Health Care