Launch of NHSE Chaplaincy Guidelines

NHS England have launched the new Chaplaincy Guidelines. The new Guidelines replace those previously published in 2015 and they set the ambition for inclusive chaplaincy services in all NHS settings and recognise the invaluable contribution that Chaplains make to health and care.

The guidelines have been prepared with support from a wide range of stakeholders and patient representatives. They provide a best practice guide for those managing healthcare chaplaincy services in NHS providers.

The new guidelines respond to changes in the NHS, society, and the widening understanding of spiritual, religious, and pastoral care. In the light of the 2010 Equality Act new guidance is provided for the care of patients and service users whatever their religion or belief.

The implementation of this guidance will improve support for patients, carers, family members, volunteers, and other people accessing NHS services and staff across the health service.

You can find more information here.