UK Board for Healthcare Chaplains (UKBHC) was established in 2009, as a register of healthcare chaplains, to demonstrate the accountability of healthcare chaplains to the public.

The primary aim of UKBHC is the safety and wellbeing of the public, which it achieves by setting high standards for the professional practice of healthcare chaplains. UKBHC hold a register of healthcare chaplains who have fulfilled its criteria admission as registrants.

In August 2017 the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) recognised UKBHC as an Accredited Register. PSA is the regulatory body for all registers of health and social care professionals including GMC and NMC.


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Articles of Association and Standing Orders

On 11th September 2015 The UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy was registered with Companies house as UKBHC Ltd,  a Private Company Limited by Gurantee.  The Articles of Association detail the…

Being a Chaplain

Chaplains have been caring for patients and staff in UK hospitals for over a thousand years. Today the chaplain is looked to as a professional figure with expertise to provide…

Board Members

There are 14 voting members of the board made up as follows: The Board may also co-opt up to four non-voting members. Profiles for board members can be accessed by clicking on…


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Professional Associations

UKBHC exists to support the work of the three professional chaplaincy bodies in the UK and the Scottish Professional Leadership Group for Spiritual Care (SPLG). The board was formed through…