We are working together to support patients, families and staff. 

The NHS England website explains the Pastoral, Spiritual, and Religious Care (Chaplaincy) Programme. The Programme is part of NHS England’s drive to ensure good patient care and compliance with policy and legislation:

  • Compliance with the legal duties in the Equality Act 2010 – ensuring due regard to the protected characteristics on religion and belief
  • Compliance with the NHS Constitution Principle 1 of ensuring comprehensive service for all, irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, religion, belief.
  • Compliance with NHS England’s business planning for 2013 – 14 ‘Putting people first’ Priority 8 in Promoting equality and reducing inequalities in health outcomes and the Five Year Forward View on Empowering Patients and Engaging Communities.


NHS England Chaplaincy Guidelines 2015

The NHS England 2015 Chaplaincy Guidelines are currently under review. An updated version will be published in 2020. Please check back here soon for updates.

You download a copy at this link : NHS England – NHS Chaplaincy Guidelines 2015: Promoting Excellence in Pastoral, Spiritual and Religious Care