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RCGP cautiously endorses chaplains in GP practices


I don’t know how much this CCG is paying for the chaplaincy service, but presumably they feel it is value for money. If local provision for social counselling is poor, this could represent a cheaper in-house service, assuming they see anyone regardless of religious belief (or lack of it) and provide comfort/support without bible-bashing (unless the patient wants it). This could be a valuable asset in (e.g.) palliative care. It would be fascinating to hear from Birmingham GPs using chaplains to find out first hand if it’s working or not.

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06 Jul 2019

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