The Register

The UKBHC maintains a voluntary professional register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards authority.  The Register demonstrates the professionalism of healthcare chaplains to the patients and their carers, to employers and to colleagues in healthcare chaplaincy and in other healthcare professions.  The maintaining of a register in turn, promote high standards of practice and behaviour and support professional regulation.  Chaplains approved by the Board will be entitled to refer to themselves as a ‘Board Registered Chaplain’.

Chaplains may be members of a professional association but will be 'Registered' with UKBHC.  (In a similar way in which for example a dietician may be a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC)).
A ‘Board Registered Chaplain’ has demonstrated:
  • Completion of eligibility requirements
  • Evidence of competent practice
  • Fitness to practise
  • Compliance with the professional Code of Conduct and requirements for Continuing Professional Development
Full registration status would indicate that a Chaplain is working within the professional parameters set down by the UKBHC and is deemed fit to practise.  In order to maintain registration a chaplain needs to demonstrate:
  • Complete, accurate and contemporary personal record
  • A Continuing Professional Development activity log
  • No known professional misconduct issues
A chaplain may have a different registration status, including ‘Registered with conditions’, ‘Suspended’, ‘Removed’ or ‘Not Registered’.