The Association of Chaplaincy
in General Practice

Improving care through listening and guidance

ACGP is delighted to be promoting a new Special Interest Group to discuss spiritual factors in primary care. 

This online Google group aims to bring together all those interested in holistic primary healthcare to consider the implications of the GMC guidance regarding the importance of ‘spiritual factors’ in Good Medical Practice.

Members of this special interest group may include: General Practitioners and any member of a primary healthcare team; those who are in, or have worked in, other branches of healthcare which can contribute to this learning, such as psychiatry, palliative care and chaplaincy; those training in healthcare, academics and health service managers. This Google Group gives the opportunity for members to share publications in academic literature; news about relevant conferences; anonymised case discussion and personal perspectives. 

Membership is open to people of all faiths and beliefs. All members are required to communicate respectfully irrespective of their different views.

The intention is to work closely with the Royal College of General Practitioners so that consideration of the primary care implications of the GMC guidance regarding the importance of ‘spiritual factors’ in Good Medical Practice might lead to recommendations regarding training; policy implementation (such as social prescribing) and service development (such as primary care chaplaincy).

To apply to join this group please get in touch with ACGP through our contacts page.