The West Midlands is the second most diverse region in the country. Therefore, the start of Ramadan is important for many people. As well as being one of the focal points of the Muslim year, this period that we have now entered is one that sees thousands of Muslims fasting.
We’ve been briefing our staff on what it means for patients and how it might affect the treatments we provide.
If you’d like more information about Ramadan and some frequently asked health questions relating to this period, have a look at this link to NHS Choices: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Healthyramadan/Pages/faqs.aspx