British Islamic Medical Association
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The Communications team is the glue that holds BIMA together.
From designing posters and videos, organising and maintaining the Whatsapp groups to managing our social media presence - the Communications team does it all.
BIMA hopes to be a financially sustainable organisation.
To do this, our finance team aims to gain sponsorship for our events, to manage our budget and to develop an income stream that will allow BIMA to grow and achiever our goals.
They work closely with each project.
At BIMA we are privileged to have people of all grades and professions volunteering their time while also balancing family, faith and professional goals.
BIMA People is a new exciting initiative for people with an interest in, or experience with, volunteer retainment and recruitment.
The team will focus on volunteer growth and development, flow of volunteers through the organisation, and creating an approachable, caring and professional organisation from which volunteers will derive maximal professional and personal satisfaction.
Organising social events in different regions is the best way for Muslim healthcare professionals to meet, share ideas and build alliances with others.
The Regional Events team is responsible for organising dinners or events at least a few times a year where we can all bond and get to know each other beyond emails and whatsapp.
The Professional Development team organise monthly webinars on a variety of topics of interest to BIMA members and Muslim HCPs.
Examples in the past have included webinars on having a healthy Hajj and others on Dentistry.
The team aims to build on the audience to provide the most interesting and informative webinars for Muslim healthcare professionals worldwide.
It is important that the Muslim community has Islamically grounded and proactive representatives at meetings with regulators, professional unions, NHS bodies etc. We also need to be able to research and articulate our position on bioethics and use this to inform policy making.
BIMA Advocacy & Ethics team aims to not just represent the Muslim community, but also to advocate on its behalf. Previous examples include Theatre Hijab and Bare Below the Elbow campaign and publications in JBIMA.
The transition from student to doctor/ pharmacist/ dentist is a daunting one.
Our Ace induction courses aims to make that jump a little easier by not only sharing top tips by people who have done so, but also advising on issues of particular interest to Muslim healthcare professionals such as how to maintain your prayers, deal with islamophobia or common ethical issues that come up.
There is a separate induction course for medics, pharmacists and dentists.
Our Health promotion team aims to tackle a health issue that is impacting the community and bring about positive change and education at the grassroots level.
They do this by the central or core team producing clear content that is then opened up to volunteers to deliver at their local mosques.
Examples of previous campaigns include Healthy Ramadan, Cancer Screening and now Organ donation.
The Lifesavers core team is responsible for organising what is fast becoming one of the largest annual BLS training events in the country.
The core team is responsible for organising the content, the training and regional development of the project so we can reach even more mosques and people this year.
The BIMA medical relief team aims to produce a system which will connect Muslim healthcare professionals who are keen on donating some of their time and experience abroad with opportunities that are of the best standard.
We will be working with partners such as Doctors WorldWide and FIMA, but it is important to to understand that this project does not currently involve going abroad yourself but developing the system and processes to enable others to do so.
The official journal of BIMA, this is so much more than just another medical journal.
There is a plethora of useful articles, viewpoints and wisdom out there that is spread across the internet, inboxes and social media sites.
JBIMA aims to capture the best of these into the journal so that we can share that wisdom more widely and more efficiently with others and future generations.
The team will help sourcing, formatting and proof-reading articles.
The Conference Team is responsible for organising the BIMA National Conference, which is a unique, focal event for BIMA to highlight topical issues and provide professional and social networking opportunities for Muslim healthcare professionals in the UK.