June Events Roundup

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1. Shaykh Dr. Rafaqat Rashid hosted a Ramadan webinar discussing the medical and spiritual benefits of Ramadan, while Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera hosted another webinar later in Ramadan on maximising one’s time in Ramadan. 2. Our team in the North East hosted an iftaar in Newcastle. Attendees had the opportunity to network with fellow Muslim healthcare professionals and students, and we …

F1 Induction Event 2017

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  The highly successful ‘BIMA F1 induction’ event is back! This year, our events will take place on Saturday 22 July from 11am – 3.30pm in the Midlands, London, North West and South West! Delivered by current foundation doctors who have excelled through training, this is a must for all newly-qualified doctors about to start work this August. The event …

Ramadan Webinar 2017 Video

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  Learn about basic laws of fasting, the spiritual and physical benefits of Ramadan, and a chance to ask questions with the speaker. Dr Shaykh Rafaqat Rashid is a traditional Muslim scholar, GP and professional trainer and educator. He is an academic in the field of Islamic medical ethics and medical law, and is also a honorary lecturer at the …

May News & Views

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Firstly this month, a study published in the BMJ Open Diabetes explored the behaviour of patients with type 2 diabetes that chose to fast during Ramadan. Through a series of interviews, the research team in Malaysia found that, among the sample of 53 patients studied, only one patient consulted a doctor before implementing a drug regimen change, which the authors state …

May Events Roundup

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In preparation for Ramadan, our teams across the UK held Safer Ramadan sessions to improve the general public’s understanding on fasting in Ramadan with diabetes. This was an opportunity for attendees to take part in an interactive discussions on this important condition just before Ramadan. 14 sessions were held in the North West, 4 sessions in the East Midlands, and …

Ramadan Webinar

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Join us for BIMA Professional Development team’s first Ramadan reminders webinar, discussing the medical and spiritual benefits of Ramadan as well as the essential Fiqh rulings surrounding the month. The webinar will be delivered by Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid, a traditional Muslim scholar, GP and professional trainer and educator. He is an honorary lecturer at the University of Leeds and …

Ramadan Initiative 2017

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In collaboration with The Ramadan Initiative is one of BIMA’s many successful community projects. The project’s aim is to increase awareness amongst healthcare professionals on safe and effective prescribing for Muslim patients who fast during Ramadan. Our team of consultants, GPs and pharmacists have developed Powerpoint presentations (for hospital or GP settings) for teachers to deliver across the whole country …

April Events Roundup

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1. The North West region hosted a health fair at the UKIM Khizra Masjid. Over 500 people attended to check out 25 stalls including: free health checks, information from local CCGs, stalls from Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, and the local hospital palliative team, the “Eye Pod” from RNIB, and various health care professionals who volunteered their time to help …

April News & Views

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Firstly this month, the first study on the feasiblity of a physical activity intervention in a mosque-based setting was published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health this month. The intervention, which included aerobic as well as strength training activities, targeted South Asian Muslim women (with a mean age of 51 years old) at the risk of diabetes, and …

BIMA London – Prevent: Safeguarding or Spying?

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    We are collaborating with the Association of Muslim Lawyers (AML), Muslim Engineers’ Network, The City Circle, and the The Muslim Council of Britain on the topic of Prevent: Safeguarding or Spying?   Date: Friday 28 April 2017 Time: 6.45pm – 8.30pm Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, London, W1H 4LP   Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/500743613382979??ti=ia   Panel Speakers: Max Hill …

March Events Roundup

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1. BIMA Yorkshire & Humber, in association with Leeds Muslim Medics, hosted an ‘Excelling as a Female Doctor’ event at the University of Leeds, where female doctors from various specialties spoke about the challenges and motivations of female Muslim doctors. 2. BIMA London held an outreach event to the homeless of London on the 11th of March. See a short …

March News & Views

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Firstly this month, a study in the American Journal of Infection Control looked at vaccine compliance and parents’ stance on childhood vaccination. The study found that 85% of the Muslim parents surveyed support vaccination and were significantly more likely to be pro-vaccination than other parents from different religious affiliations. While the sample size was small for this study, it would be …

Ramadan Initiative 2017 Recruitment

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  LAST CHANCE to become a Ramadan Initiative teacher. The Ramadan Initiative aims to increase awareness amongst healthcare professionals and advise them on Muslim patients who fast during Ramadan, looking at practical considerations to help optimise their healthcare. Last year was incredibly successful, with the team delivering 20 teaching sessions across the UK – from hospital grand-rounds to GP practice updates …

3 Days To Go! – National Conference 2017

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  There are only 3 days left until BIMA’s National Conference this weekend! Tickets have sold out, however, we are offering a platform for people to communicate and transfer tickets. Please leave a message on our Facebook post below. Once you have identified someone to transfer tickets to/from, please email [email protected] and we will facilitate refunds and reissuing of tickets. …