NHS England in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) hosted a roundtable event with Faith and BME organisations representing Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Christian communities. The event focused on how faith organisations can work together with NHS England and PHE to ensure that BME communities know how to Stay Well This Winter.
During the discussion valuable knowledge was shared and it was agreed that a partnership approach would be of great benefit to address very real health issues within BME communities.
MAB’s Ibrahim Hemaida, attended on behalf of the Association, who said:
“Today’s event was brilliant, the idea of engaging local communities in this campaign and delivering the message is clear. Working with mosques and Imams are the best way of spreading the campaign message to the Muslim community.”
Stay Well This Winter important recommendations are:
Get the free flu jab if you are eligible
Keep warm by heating your home to 18 degrees if possible and wearing warm clothes
Stock up on foods in case it’s too cold to go outdoors
Visit the pharmacy at the first sign of illness