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The Muslim Network Health Collaboration is an umbrella organisation for the Muslim networks of Public Health England, NHS Improvement, Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England.

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Annual General Meeting – Dinner

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Annual General Meeting – Dinner

Muslim Network Health Collaboration Annual General Meeting Dinner

 

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The Muslim Network Health Collaboration will be hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year on the 17th March 2020. This event will see the Collaboration showcasing its achievements from 2019 and sharing the new priorities for 2020.

Speakers include the Chief Executive of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie, and Chris Bentley, Senior Advisor to Public Health England, along with several senior staff from NHS England & NHS Improvement, Department of Health and Social Care and the wider Civil Service.

With the NHS Long Term Plan putting additional emphasis on social prescribing and anchor institutions, the event will explore how Mosques can be used to improve health in Muslim communities. One way this can be achieved is through local health promotion activities, making the Mosque not just a place for people to pray, but also a community hub which includes a health focus.

Several Mosques have showcased some great examples of health promotion and exclusivity in the last year. Examples of this include disability week, hosting Macmillan coffee mornings, Autism Hours and several talks around cancer screening and mental health. With a large reach, this could be a solution to the increased constraints the NHS and health services face. Some of these Mosques will be in attendance to share their work and to discuss potential further collaboration.

But equally important is the Collaboration’s focus on its membership, including their professional development. The priorities set out how the Collaboration will support staff development and ensure each member has a strong opportunity to progress in their organisations. This includes a buddying scheme, a reverse mentoring offer, promoting senior Muslim role models and much more.

The above is not possible without reasonable workplace faith facilities. Hence, the strategy also highlights what the Collaboration are doing to ensure employees can bring their whole selves to work.

This event will also be an opportunity for members to network with other members from across the country, as well as discuss and feedback on the network priorities for the year and how the network could better engage to support health promotion.

Please join us for this afternoon of enlightenment and hear what the Collaboration has planned for you in the next year.

For any queries, please contact england.nhsemuslimnetwork@nhs.net.