The Association of Chaplaincy in General Practice was established in 2014 as a network of individuals and organisations who are interested in the relatively new provision of Chaplaincy within General Practice. The Association of Chaplaincy in General Practice is committed to working with relevant organisations in order to clarify the distinctive features, training, standards and accreditation for the effective delivery of this service. These organisations include: NHS England; The UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy which works on behalf of the Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains; the College of Healthcare Chaplains; the Northern Ireland Healthcare Chaplains Association; the Scottish Association of Chaplains in Healthcare. Other individuals and organisations who share this interest or who would like more information are welcome to contact the Association.
Chaplains working in General Practice are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct developed by the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy and to practice in accordance with the Capabilities and Competencies described by the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy. The Association of Chaplaincy in General Practice is represented in the College of Health Care Chaplains and leads the GP Chaplaincy Interest Group..
The Association of Chaplaincy in General Practice has produced a handbook to assist those interested in establishing and delivering a Chaplaincy service in General Practice. The handbook will be periodically updated in the light of service delivery experience and policy developments.
ACGP partners with Whole Person Health Network to promote concepts and practice of whole person health care.