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


We look to encourage the development of pastoral, spiritual, and religious care services by supporting and contributing to the growth of a patient-centred body of research. Our council members and the communities they represent regularly engage with academic research, with an aim of reducing health inequalities and enhancing the quality of institutional and community based services.

If you would like more information about how we can support academic research, please email us at admin@network-health.org.uk.

What Part Does Faith Play in Health?

In 2012, we commissioned the Cardiff Centre of Chaplaincy Studies to look at the place of religion and belief in healthcare settings. Click the following links for The Full Report and Executive Summary for a detailed account of the research findings and conclusions.

Full Research Report

Executive Summary

The Integration of Minority Faith Groups into Acute Healthcare Chaplaincy

In 2018, Joanna Bryant completed her PhD thesis for Cardiff University. The research highlights a number of inequalities and the range of challenges faced by those from ‘minority faith’ traditions in healthcare chaplaincy. You can view the report below and also access it online here.