Programme

We are pleased to be able to confirm the programme for the day. 

Establishing Spiritual Care in General Practice, 10th January 2019
 09:00 Registration
 09:30

Welcome: Fiona Collins, ACGP chairperson

Conflicting currents between ‘medicine’ and ‘the spiritual’ 

Ross Bryson, General Practitioner

  General Practice and spiritual care: observations and research

Gordon MacDonald, General Practitioner
 10:45 Refreshments and networking
 11:15

The distinctiveness of spiritual care in General Practice.

Panel discussions:

  • Part of mental health and wellbeing provision?
  • Practitioners perspectives
 12:35 Lunch and networking
 13:45

Seminars: each participant can attend two of the following themed discussions:

A. Establishing and delivering a Chaplaincy Service in General Practice 

B. Recruitment and Training Chaplains to work in General Practice

C. Providing Support and Supervision for Chaplains working in General Practice

D. Accreditation: ensuring and recognising professional standards for Chaplains working in General Practice

 14:50 Chaplaincy in General Practice: A view from the House of Lords

Bishop James Newcome, Lead Church of England Bishop for Healthcare, House of Lords
15:30 Refreshments and networking
16:00 Close