About Us: What we do
The Association of Chaplaincy in General Practice
- Was established in 2014 and draws from the experience of service provision for more than 20 years.
- Is committed to working with NHS, the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy and the College of Healthcare Chaplains, in order to clarify the distinctive features of primary care chaplaincy the training, standards and accreditation for the effective delivery of Chaplaincy in General Practice.
- Encourages ongoing assessment and evaluation of the service.
- Disseminates information about research and policy publications relevant to Chaplaincy in General Practice.
- Requires Chaplains working in General Practice to adhere to the Code of Conduct developed by the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy and to practice in accordance with the Capabilities and Competencies described by the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy.
- Is represented in the College of Health Care Chaplains and leads the GP Chaplaincy Interest Group.
The Association of Chaplaincy in General Practice has produced a handbook to assist those interested in establishing and delivering a Chaplaincy service in General Practice. The handbook is periodically updated in the light of service delivery experience and policy developments.
The Association of Chaplaincy in General Practice is an initiative of the Whole Person Health Trust, which is a registered charity (1098671) and a limited company (04386014).