Tags: Healthcare

Pharmacists must put patient care before religious beliefs

Posted: Wed, 29 Jun 2016

Secularists have urged the General Pharmaceutical Council to ensure that pharmacists set aside their personal religious beliefs if they conflict with a patient's medical needs. Read More »

Church’s right to veto hospital chaplaincy appointments upheld

Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2015

A gay vicar who claimed that his bishop had discriminated against him by denying him a post as a hospital chaplain has lost his claim at an employment tribunal. Read More »

Religious chaplaincy costs NHS £23.5 million a year

Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2015

Figures published in the Independent have revealed that NHS Trusts spent over £23 million on religious chaplaincy in the last financial year – the equivalent cost of employing 1,000 new nurses. Read More »

Tribunal to rule on Gay clergyman refused NHS chaplaincy job because he is in same-sex marriage

Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2015

A Bishop stripped a Church of England clergyman of the licence needed to take a hospital chaplaincy job because he is in a same-sex marriage. Read More »

New NHS guidance requires hospitals to provide pastoral care to non-religious

Posted: Tue, 10 Mar 2015

New guidance published by NHS England will require hospitals in England to consider the needs of non-religious patients by ensuring they have access to appropriate pastoral care. Read More »

Call to secularise NHS chaplaincy services

Posted: Wed, 08 Oct 2014

Secularists have criticised new NHS England chaplaincy guidelines for failing to adequately recognise the needs of patients who do not identify with a religious faith. Read More »