Ethnicity Online

Cultural Awareness in Healthcare

Organisations For Further Help

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The following organisations are a good place to start if you need more information about some of the issues raised on this site about ethnicity and healthcare.

NHS Chaplaincy

All NHS Trusts have a duty to meet the spiritual needs of their staff and patients. If you have questions about ethnicity or a specific query then the Chaplain of your local Trust is a good person to get in contact with. They can also put you in touch with local community leaders.

The Hospitals Chaplaincy Council

The Hospital Chaplaincy Council liaises with NHS Trusts and the general Synod, originally to ensure that the spiritual care of those within the Church of England (especially the Anglican Church) was attended to. Over recent years the remit of this group has grown considerably to include the emotional and spiritual care of non-Christian groups, training of volunteers and provision of resources to chaplains in hospitals and other pubic services.

Multi-Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy

The NHS Chaplaincy supports the Multi-Faith Joint National Working Party, launched in June 2003 to bring together representatives of many faiths and cultures to support the work of the NHS in making better provision for the spiritual needs of all staff and patients.

BME networks

MENTER, the East of England BME network.

MENTER is the new name for the BME network covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex.