BIMA National Conference 2017 Tickets

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Mark your calendars for the first ever national conference for Muslim healthcare professionals in the UK. Preparations are in full swing and we are excited to announce the release of our early bird tickets! Ticket prices go up on 15th January so make sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible! View the conference programme and buy your tickets …

November Events Roundup

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1. This month we hosted our second annual SJT Workshop, with nearly 200 final year medical students attending from all over the country. We wish everyone the best with their SJT and foundation applications. 2. The first of our North West health awareness sessions was held in Manchester on the topic of mental illness and how patients and their families …

November News & Views

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Firstly this month, an article by Dr. Goleen Samari (University of Texas) published in the American Journal of Public Health summarises the effects of Islamophobia on the health of the growing population of Muslim Americans. Islamophobia invariably brings about stigma and discrimination of Muslims, with adverse effects on physical and mental health as a result of Islamophobia’s interference with individual, …

Action Centred Leadership Report

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Our East Midlands region hosted a very well received course on 8th October. Participants received 5 CPD points, accredited by the RCP. It was conducted by Dr Hussain Nagi, a consultant anaesthetist and Adair International trainer. Testimonial from attendee: ‘I thoroughly enjoyed this highly interactive course, full of insightful leadership tips. I particularly lived how the speaker brought in examples …

BIMA National Conference 2017 Announcement

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BIMA is excited to announce its 2-day national conference for all Muslim healthcare professionals in the UK, the first of its kind in the UK, due to be held from 18-19 March 2017 at the prestigious Kings College London. The conference aims to: Celebrate the achievements of the Muslim healthcare professions in the UK Explore challenging issues relating to medical …

LifeSavers 2016 Report

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By the grace of Allah, the united effort of 500+ healthcare professionals and with the support of mosques across the country, BIMA LifeSavers 2016 was a monumental success. This month we saw 35 mosques open their doors to more than 1000 members of the British public who simultaneously received training in basic life support. Supported by the British Heart Foundation …

BIMA at Living Islam 2016

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A team of nearly 30 volunteer healthcare professionals and students were at the Living Islam Festival in Lincolnshire, attended by thousands of Muslims from across the country. BIMA volunteers performed hundreds of free health checks for festival attendees. Our thanks to the Islamic Society of Britain for hosting the biennial festival. See you in 2018! Check out the video we …

Ramadan Reflections Podcasts

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We would like to take this opportunity to offer our prayers for your and family to have a blessed Ramadan. Our days will be long and challenging, especially to those who are busy working this summer. We have put together a series of reflections on Ramadan as working healthcare professionals. These audio clips are short and a great way to use your “lunch” …

BIMA LifeSavers 2016

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What do people do when they witness a cardiac arrest? Nothing. At least that’s the case in 7 out of 10 cases. Because half of cardiac arrests, where the heart stops beating, that are outside a hospital are witnessed by a member of the public. Every minute following a cardiac arrest without CPR, the chances of survival drop by 10%. …

BIMA Innovations Group

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The BIMA Innovations Group (BIG) is looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to get involved in a startup enterprise with like-minded healthcare professionals. BIG is a platform linking entrepreneurial and creative people, centred on hands-on implementation. We are calling for submissions for ideas in the following domains: – Technology based solutions to assist education and training in healthcare – Service …

Event: Lesvos Relief – East Midlands

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Join us on Thursday 31st March for a dinner in Lincoln to hear Dr. Awad, a Consultant Anaesthetist, who will be speaking about her 2 weeks in Lesvos doing medical relief with Syrian refugees. Good opportunity to network with other BIMA members in the area. Venue: Taste of Marrakech, Newland, LN1 1YA Time: 6:45pm Cost: £9.95 incl. dinner Email [email protected] for …

Statement on Dr Rogozov and blog post comments

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Whilst all details on the incident, which occurred in 2013 and investigations are still ongoing, are unclear, the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) is deeply concerned about some of the comments made in the blog, and the subsequent reporting on the place of Muslim attire in theatres. Patient safety is at the heart of NHS care provision. Muslim healthcare professionals …

Event: Muslim Women Excelling in Islam and Medicine 2016

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We’ve got 20 high performing senior Muslim women in academia, education, management, policy and many other fields attending this event. Don’t miss out on a fantastic opportunity to reshape your career and be the next generation of Muslim Women Excelling In Islam and Medicine. Buy your tickets here: bit.ly/mweim2016

One year On

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Dear Brothers and sisters in Islam. Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah It is my pleasure to write to you on the first anniversary of the founding of the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA). Whatever we achieved in this year has only been possible with the help and Blessings of Allah SWT, and all shortcomings were entirely due to us mortals. Our …

Statement: Response to BMJ’s ‘Doctors and Islamic State’

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Letter to BMJ Editor-in-Chief The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) is shocked by the decision of the BMJ Editorial Team to publish the two articles in Duncan Gardham’s work “Doctors and Islamic State”. Gardham focusses on a handful of individuals and attempts to depict British Muslim medical students and physicians as subverters of professional standards and state security, and calls …

Statement on 2014 Gaza Attacks

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The British Islamic Medical Association [1] condemns the attacks on medical facilities and personnel in the Gaza strip. We deplore the killing of patients and staff, and the targeting of ambulances on duty [2]. We urge the British medical community to join us in solidarity. Innocent civilians in Palestine are bearing the brunt of Israeli aggression with loss of life, …