May News & Views

Firstly this month, a study published in the BMJ Open Diabetes explored the behaviour of patients with type 2 diabetes that chose to fast during Ramadan.

Through a series of interviews, the research team in Malaysia found that, among the sample of 53 patients studied, only one patient consulted a doctor before implementing a drug regimen change,

May Events Roundup

In preparation for Ramadan, our teams across the UK held Safer Ramadan sessions to improve the general public’s understanding on fasting in Ramadan with diabetes. This was an opportunity for attendees to take part in an interactive discussions on this important condition just before Ramadan.

14 sessions were held in the North West, 4 sessions in the East Midlands,

Ramadan Webinar

Join us for BIMA Professional Development team’s first Ramadan reminders webinar, discussing the medical and spiritual benefits of Ramadan as well as the essential Fiqh rulings surrounding the month.

The webinar will be delivered by Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid, a traditional Muslim scholar, GP and professional trainer and educator. He is an honorary lecturer at the University of Leeds and an academic in the field of Islamic medical ethics and medical law.

Ramadan Initiative 2017

In collaboration with

The Ramadan Initiative is one of BIMA’s many successful community projects.

The project’s aim is to increase awareness amongst healthcare professionals on safe and effective prescribing for Muslim patients who fast during Ramadan.

Our team of consultants, GPs and pharmacists have developed Powerpoint presentations (for hospital or GP settings) for teachers to deliver across the whole country in the weeks leading up to and during Ramadan.

April Events Roundup

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 the community.

April News & Views

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,

March Events Roundup

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 video the team made on our,

March News & Views

Firstly this month, a study in the American Journal of Infection Control looked at vaccine compliance and parents’ stance on childhood vaccination. The study found that 85% of the Muslim parents surveyed support vaccination and were significantly more likely to be pro-vaccination than other parents from different religious affiliations.

While the sample size was small for this study,

What Happens After Death?

BIMA North West held a very successful CPD seminar on ‘What Happens After Death’ at the European Institute of Islamic Sciences in Oldham with over 150 attendees.

Ramadan Initiative 2017 Recruitment

 

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 –

2 Days To Go! – National Conference 2017

 

Just 2 days to go till our first ever national conference!

We’ll be posting live on all our social media platforms this weekend.

Follow the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat @BritishIMA #WhatsYourLegacy #BIMA17

3 Days To Go! – National Conference 2017

 

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,

Islamic Medical History – Interview with Mr. Sharif Kaf Al-Ghazal

Islamic Medical History will be one of the key themes discussed at the upcoming BIMA National Conference 2017.

Watch this interview with Mr. Sharif Kaf Al-Ghazal, consultant plastic surgeon, honorary senior lecturer at the University of Leeds, and leading international expert on Islamic medical ethics and history.

BIMA London Community Impact Projects

 

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,