The month of Ramadan is hugely important
However you should be careful not to put your health at risk
Here’s some helpful tips.
- Observing Ramadan safely
It’s important that if you have a medical condition you speak with your GP or doctor about treatment options which don’t interfere with your fast. But remember that you may not need to fast if you are not fit – you can always make it up later.
- What if I am referred for an urgent appointment?
If your doctor refers you to us for an urgent appointment – particularly if your doctor thinks you might have cancer, it’s really important you keep the appointment to get checked out. If you do have cancer, early diagnosis could save your life.
- What if I’m already being treated?
It’s really important that you follow medical advice. You must keep chemotherapy or radiotherapy appointments, and it can be very dangerous to alter times of medication or to take drugs that require food on an empty stomach.
- What if I feel I can’t attend the appointment?
If you really can’t attend the appointment, please contact us to let us know. This will help us to rearrange it quickly, and we can give your slot to someone else who needs it.
Please call the contact telephone numbers on your appointment letter as early as you can.
For more information download the Staying Well In Ramadan leaflet.