The UK Sikh Healthcare chaplaincy group (UK SHCG) was formed in 2005 to help support the delivery of NHS chaplaincy services for the Sikh community. It is a registered charity operating from head offices in London. The trustees are from a wide range of backgrounds but all are either trained or current volunteers associated with chaplaincy services.
UK SHCG provides services, Sikh specific training for healthcare chaplains and guidance on issues concerning the care of Sikh patients. These services are also given to the Sikh community, chaplaincy departments across the NHS, within hospices and anywhere where there is demand.
We also provide information and leaflets on “How to care for a Sikh Patient” and Sikh Prayer Books free of charge, at request.
Our Annual Sikh Chaplaincy Prayer Day near to Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday (usually in November) has helped us focus on the well-being of patients of ALL faiths, chaplaincy teams and the NHS to become more aware and understanding of their local Sikh Community.
We are the representative body of the authorisation process and maintain the National Register of Sikh healthcare chaplains in line with the recommendations of the UK Healthcare Chaplaincy Faith and Belief Group (HCFBG) – now the Network for Pastoral Spiritual and Religious Care in Health (NPSRCH)
Representatives on the NPSRCH are:
Sital Singh Maan and Kartar Singh Bring/ Parminder Kaur Kondral, MBE
Web link: http://sikhchaplaincy.org.uk/