Letter to RCGP Annual Conference 2019

Dear Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard,

I hope this message finds you well.

As the President of the British Islamic Medical Association, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for reviewing your invite to Julia Hartley-Brewer to speak at the RCGP Annual Conference.

Like many others, we were concerned at her initial invitation as she has a long history of anti-immigrant and Islamophobic rhetoric.

Response by BIMA to the GMC statement regarding a complaint involving a GP and patient wearing a face veil

We, the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA), would like to thank the General Medical Council (GMC) for their balanced and reasonable response to the recent highly publicised complaint involving Dr Keith Wolverson and an unnamed member of the British public who wears a niqab (face veil) [1]. 

We hope that this incident is handled in a way that protects the dignity of both the patient and the doctor in question,

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,