Hijab Bare Elbow Infographic

The BIMA Hijabs & Bare Below the Elbows team has been working hard to raise awareness of faith sensitive dress code at work. Working in collaboration with the BMA and NHS Employers we are pleased to announce the publication of the new NHS National Uniforms and Workwear guidelines by NHS England & NHS Improvement. Particularly relevant additions include: – NHS …

International CRG Activities

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the International Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken during the pandemic it is possible that many things have been missed out from this list. Helping set up and organise the …

Economic CRG Activities

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Economic Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken during the pandemic it is possible that many things have been missed out from this list. Gathering a range of experts on …

Mental Health CRG Activities

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Mental Health Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken during the pandemic it is possible that many things have been missed out from this list. Bringing together majority of Muslim …

Scholars CRG Activities

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Scholars Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken during the pandemic it is possible that many things have been missed out from this list. Putting together scholars from range of …

Education CRG Activities

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Education Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken during the pandemic it is possible that many things have been missed out from this list. Review of and adoption of Madrasa …

Burial CRG Activity

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Burial Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken during the pandemic it is possible that many things have been missed out from this list.  Working with National Burial Council and …

Charities CRG Activities

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Charities Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken during the pandemic it is possible that many things have been missed out from this list. Bringing together via the Muslim Charities Forum the …

Publicity CRG Activities

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Publicity (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken during the pandemic it is possible that many things have been missed out from this list. Branding of CRG material. Promoting StaySafeStayAtHome message. Promoting RamadanAtHome campaign. …

Medical CRG Activities

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Medical Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken during the pandemic it is possible that many things have been missed out from this list. Providing consistent and clear medical advice to …

National CRG Activities

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the National Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken during the pandemic it is possible that many things have been missed out from this list. Bringing together informal network of Muslim organisations …

Top Tips for Studying During Ramadan and Lockdown

Struggling to balance Ramadan and studying? Many of us have had disruptions and adjustments made to our exams and assignments. In these unique circumstances with our Ramadan spent in Lockdown, we can often feel overwhelmed and our motivation dwindles. 😰📚 Worry Not! BIMA have put together these TOP TIPS FOR STUDYING IN RAMADAN & LOCKDOWN. With a change of mindset …

Guide To Safe Wearing of Headcoverings/Hijab During COVID-19

📝There has been guidance from NHSE on appropriate levels of PPE in different clinical settings. Head coverings, however, have not been advised or mentioned. 🤲🏼 Many Healthcare workers wear head coverings as part of their faith – including Muslims, Sikhs and Jews. 📝 We have developed brief but clear guidance on head coverings. This is to facilitate good practice and …

Eid Mubarak

Assalamo Alaikom Eid-ul-Fitr is here, and may Allah bless you and your families with a wonderful Eid. Although there may be a tinge of sadness as we approach the end of Ramadan, this sadness should not prevail. We should be grateful that we have been able to participate in this blessed month, we should count our blessing that we have …

BIMA Statement on the RCP Assisted Suicide Poll

We at the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) recognise there are challenging dilemmas facing patients, their families, and their physicians at the end of life. However, we are opposed to the concept of assisted suicide. The recent efforts to change the Royal College of Physician’s stance from one of opposition to one of neutrality are troubling, and we are concerned …

February Events Roundup

1. BIMA London hosted a string of events last month, tackling taboo subjects in the 3rd annual RUMS medical conference (Life Behind A Label), addressing the issue of mental health in the Muslim community (Undermind), and bringing together several Muslim doctors to speak about juggling faith, family and a medical career (Striving for Excellence). 2. Doctors and medical students joined …