Hospital Chaplaincy Procedures

Susan Davis made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to request the following information on standards, policies and procedures relating to hospital chaplains in your Trust.

Could you please:

1. tell me whether policies or procedures exist to:

a. establish whether a patient admitted to any of your hospitals does or does not wish to receive contact from a hospital chaplain

b. ensure that patients (or their visitors, next-of-kin etc.) do not received unsolicited contact from chaplains

c. safeguard patients’ personal and medical data such that hospital chaplains by default do not have access to it

d. ensure that hospital chaplains, when given access to patient data, do not share any of it with third parties

If you answered yes to any of the above, please could you provide me with copies of the relevant policies or procedures

2. outline your approach for monitoring adherence to the policies and procedures above

3. provide me with a summary of the results of this monitoring for the last five years, including rates of compliance with the policies and procedures, and severity of any non-compliance events

4. provide me with details of any action taken in respect of any non-compliance identified (e.g. tightening of procedures, disciplinary action – in the latter case, taking care not to disclose any personal information)

Please could you release this information in electronic form by email via this WhatDoTheyKnow request.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Davis

Patel Lata (RWR) Herts Partnership FT,

1 Atodiad

Hi Above is the acknowledgement for the request


Lata Patel

Records & Access to Information Co-ordinator

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
99 Waverley Road
St Albans

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FOI (RWR) Herts Partnership FT,

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Dear Ms Davis


Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.


Yours sincerely


Vivienne Smith

Records and Access to Information Officer - West SBU

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Waverley Road

St Albans


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