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Patients and patient groups invited to Chaplaincy guidelines review workshop

Posted on: 21 January 2019

Local residents, patients and patient representative groups are invited to a workshop to share their views on an updated draft of the NHS Chaplaincy guidelines.

Originally published in 2015, the NHS Chaplaincy guidelines provided a description of good practice in chaplaincy care for the NHS in England, in recognition of the widening understanding of spiritual, religious and pastoral care of individuals. The guidelines also took into consideration, the 2010 Equality Act, which advocated for the care of patients and service users whatever their religion or belief. The guidelines recognised the development of chaplaincy in a range of specialities including General Practice and in areas such as Paediatrics and Palliative care.

Over the last three months, NHS Employers has engaged with chaplains, NHS managers and equality leads to review the existing guidelines, ahead of the proposed update to the document in 2019 and there is now an opportunity for patients and patient representative groups to attend the workshop to comment on the guidelines, helping to shape the final version.

Why attend?

  • Help review the existing guidelines and suggest new ways forward
  • Understand and address how organisations have integrated growing equality consideration within healthcare chaplaincy
  • Share and learn about best practice in the field of Healthcare Chaplaincy
  • Be part of an engaging and inspiring event with lots of opportunities to make useful connections.

Who should attend?

Patients and patient representative groups


To book your place, click here.