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 …

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. …

BIMA London Community Impact Projects

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  BIMA London has partnered with 5 London universities (King’s College London, UCL, Barts & Queen Mary, LSE & St George’s) to organise an activity day for the homeless this Saturday (11th March) at Victoria Terrace Gardens in Westminster. This will include personal hygiene stalls, basic health checks, employment information and provision of many other services. We want to provide a …

National Conference 2017 – Professor Maureen Baker

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    Professor Maureen Baker CBE, immediate past chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, will be speaking in the Professional Development, Leadership and Advocacy session at the BIMA National Conference 2017. Professor Maureen Baker CBE DM FRCGP is the Former Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (2013-2016) and Strategic Adviser for Patient Safety in HSCIC. She …

National Conference 2017 – Professor Clare Gerada

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  BIMA is honoured to welcome Professor Clare Gerada MBE at the BIMA National Conference 2017. Professor Gerada is a London-based GP and the Former Chair of Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners from 2010-2013; she was the first female Chair for over half a century. She is currently Medical Director for the NHS Practitioner Health Programme (PHP), …

National Conference 2017 – Sheikh Abdul Hakim Murad

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    Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad will be giving the closing session on spirituality at the BIMA National Conference 2017. Shaykh Abdul Hakim, also known as Dr. Timothy Winter, is a leading scholar, researcher, writer and academic. He is currently the Dean of the Cambridge Muslim College, Director of Studies (Theology and Religious Studies) at Wolfson College and the Shaykh …

National Conference 2017 – Sheikh Asim Yusuf

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    Dr Shaykh Asim Yusuf will be speaking on Mental Health at the BIMA National Conference 2017. Dr Yusuf is a Consultant Psychiatrist with a special interest in Spirituality and Mental Health. He has received twenty years of rigorous theological training and has been granted an ijaza to instruct students in the art and science of Islamic thought by …

National Conference 2017 – Professor Aziz Sheikh

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    Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE will be a keynote speaker at the BIMA National Conference 2017. Professor Aziz is a Professor of Primary Care Research & Development at The University of Edinburgh, where he is also co-director of its Centre for Population Health Sciences and the head of its Allergy & Respiratory Research Group. He is a global leader …