September 2017

Latest news

Spiritual Care Lead/Chaplain in Grimsby
St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby are advertising for a 30 hour per week Spiritual Care Lead/Chaplain. Closing date for applications is 29th September. See here for more information.

Vacancy for a Chaplain in Tunbridge Wells
The Hospice in the Weald are advertising for a full time chaplain. See here for details – closing date for applications is 4th October.

From the President
Following accreditation by the Professional Standards Authority of the UKBHC Register of chaplains, our president has written of the significance of this to our members. See Karen’s note on our From the President page.

Viva la difference!
Sobell House are hosting an interesting looking 1 day course on 28th November on resilience from different perspectives and cultures. See our training events page for more information.

Professional Standards Authority (PSA) give Healthcare Chaplains Accreditation.
It is a joy to announce that the UK Board for Healthcare Chaplaincy (UKBHC) have issued a press release announcing healthcare chaplaincy is now an accredited profession with the PSA. See the full text of the press release here.

New Posts Available
Three new job vacancies are advertised on our vacancies page, all part time! Phylis Tuckwell want a Lead Chaplain for 20 hours per week, Prospect Hospice want a Spiritual Care Coordinator for for 15 hours per week and Overgate Hospice want an Assistant Chaplain for 12 hours per week.

Book Launch for Chaplaincy in Hospice and Palliative Care
Karen Murphy and Bob Whorton launched their new book on July 25th with much celebration. The event was well attended, by Jonathan Pye, the Chair of the Bristol District of the Methodist Church, amongst others and a great success. We are delighted to announce that to coincide with the book launch, Jessica Kingsley Publishers are offering a 15% discount off their books. See Members’ Discount Codes under the Members Area menu.

Pictured right are Karen & Bob with Jonathan Pye


Annual Conference Presentations
We are pleased to say that the presentations and workshops are now available on the conference page here. Please remember that this material is copyright of the authors and must not be copied without permission and acknowledgement.

ENHCC Newsletter
The latest newsletter from the European Network for Healthcare Chaplaincy has just been published online here. It opens with news of the launch of the  European Research Institute for Chaplaincy in Healthcare (ERICH), which has its own website here.

Holiday Time
We have recently come across an organisation called After Umbrage who are offering what they believe is something special and unique to carers and would like to reach more carers. They offer short-term holiday accommodation free of charge for anyone caring for a person with a life-limiting condition at a cottage in Bath – please visit their website www.afterumbrage.org.uk for more information.

St Christopher’s Hospice 50th Anniversary
This year is a very significant one for St Christopher’s, and by extension to all hospices. They are hosting a number of events over the year and some details can be found here. Further information will be posted on the Training Events pages throughout the year.

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