The Association of Chaplaincy
in General Practice

Improving care through listening and guidance

GP Chaplaincy Handbook

The Handbook for GP Chaplaincy is the result of many years of experience of delivering Chaplaincy in General Practice in the West Midlands, UK.

This handbook aims to be a practical guide to facilitate the development of Chaplaincy in General Practice in other areas of UK. The handbook consists of guidelines and recommendations covering the role of the chaplain working General Practice; management and supervision; training and continuing personal development; and the importance of measurement, evaluation and research. It explains the role of the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy in relationship to GP Chaplaincy.

The handbook includes examples of job advertisement; job description; personal specification and templates illustrating reflective practice models and learning portfolio pro-forma.

You may download a free copy of the GP Chaplaincy Handbook. Please note that the handbook is currently under review. Sections which have been updated are clearly marked within the handbook.

Practice Guidance

ACGP requires that Primary Care Chaplains align their work as closely as possible to the principles and guidance of the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplains, as illustrated by these two documents and our accreditation process.

Essential Values and Principles for Chaplaincy in General Practice Spiritual Care Competences Framework for Primary Care Chaplains