Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS Monday 15 September 2008
Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS is a project of the Muslim Council of Britain in partnership with the Department of Health.
The aims and objectives of the project are to ensure that chaplains are available in sufficient numbers from the Muslim community to meet the needs nationwide.
The project will aim to identify where there is a need for increased chaplaincy support to patients and NHS staff, both in terms of numbers and locations
To achieve this goal the project will work:
Â• To increase the number of Muslim chaplains available to the NHS
Â• To provide chaplaincy coverage in all geographical areas where Muslim community is represented in significant numbers.
The Muslim Spiritual Care Project in the NHS is working to achieve:
Â• An increase in the overall numbers of Muslim chaplains available to the NHS;
Â• Identification of the gaps in the provision of a chaplaincy service required for the Muslim community.
How do we plan to do it?
Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS will work towards achieving an adequate supply of chaplains in the Muslim faith Community by:
Â• Creating awareness about the need as well as opportunities and encouraging honorary and voluntary chaplains to undergo training.
Â• Building up a data base of all such aspiring chaplains and keeping regular contact with them.
Â• Organising training courses and take part in courses arranged by others
Â• Working with the NHS Trust's Caring for the Spirit Lead Chaplains and chaplaincy managers and helping them in the recruitment process.