STANDARDS FOR NHS SCOTLAND CHAPLAINCY SERVICES SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL
Keywords:standards, audit, process, assessors, report, reflection
In 2007 the first Standards for NHS Scotland Chaplaincy Services, with a related audit tool, were published. NHS Tayside Spiritual Care Forum formally adopted these to measure the development of the work of the department of Spiritual Care. The audit carried out was the first of its kind in Scotland therefore a process had to be developed. Consideration was given to who should be involved, what the aims would be and where and when the process would be carried out. Two assessors were appointed and following collation of evidence and information and consultation with wider representation submission was made. Representatives were invited from the department and other areas involved in the work to attend the submission meeting. The resulting report was presented by one of the assessors to NHS Tayside Spiritual Care Forum. Reflection on the process is offered.
NHS QIS 2005 Report of the Scoping Study Group on the Provision of Spiritual Care in NHS Scotland. Quality Improvement Scotland, Glasgow
NHS HDL (2002) 76 Spiritual Care in NHS Scotland: Guidelines on Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the NHS in Scotland. Scottish Executive Health Department, Edinburgh.
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