January News & Views

Following on from last month’s article about medication regiment adjustment for patients during Ramadan, and the finding that the most frequently discussed disease between patients and their pharmacists is diabetes, a study published this month in the journal Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy looked at pharmacist awareness of diabetic patients in Australia, concluding with the need for more cultural competency and a proactive approach from pharmacists in discussing fasting and medication before Ramadan begins.

January Events Roundup

1. Christmas saw volunteers from BIMA North West helping out at the Unitarian Chapel in Oldham, giving free health advice and working with the UKEFF food bank, a regular food hub operating every Monday at the Unitarian Chapel helping the poor and needy with social and drug/alcohol recovery services. BIMA North West intends to volunteer regularly at this food hub and if anyone would like to give some time volunteering on Mondays please get in touch with us.

BIMA Ramadan Initiative 2017

BIMA Ramadan Initiative 2017 are now recruiting for teachers!

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 –

BIMA Lifesavers & Trainees 2017 Recruitment

BIMA’s largest national projects are now recruiting!

If you’re a Muslim healthcare professional/student interested in uniting, inspiring and serving the British Muslim community then get involved in the BIMA Lifesavers or BIMA Trainees & Students teams for 2017.

BIMA Lifesavers: help organise and deliver one of the UK’s largest CPR courses,