The Muslim Network Health Collaboration will be hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year on the 17th March 2020. Keynote speakers include Simon Stevens (Chief Executive Officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement), Prerana Issar (NHS Chief People Officer), Chris Bentley (Senior Advisor to Public Health England), Deborah Mckenzie (Chief People Officer at Public Health England) as well as several other leaders from across the health sector.
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 with a particular focus around improving health.
Several Mosques have showcased some great examples of health promotion and inclusivity 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 member development and ensure each member has a strong opportunity to progress in their respective 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 priority also includes 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 others from across the country, as well as discuss and feedback on the network priorities for the year.
Please join us for this afternoon of enlightenment and hear what the Collaboration has planned in the next year.
To confirm your space, email us at Contact@muslimhealthcollaboration.co.uk.