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NHS Must Cut Chaplaincy Costs

by Savitha C Muppala on  February 28, 2011 at 5:14 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
The National Secular Society has calculated the cash savings that can be made by the NHS, if it can just reduce the chaplaincy costs, and save about £18.5m a year.  227 trusts in England spend £29million on chaplains.
 NHS Must Cut Chaplaincy Costs
NHS Must Cut Chaplaincy Costs
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Importantly, the NHS must seek to narrow the differences in cost of hospital chaplains, more so the ones that do not value-add 'clinically' to patients.

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NSS executive director, Keith Porteous Wood, said: "If churches really support the Big Society, they will stop siphoning off NHS cash to fund chaplains."

The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England said: "It is widely accepted healthcare means caring for a whole person, not just the body."



Source: Medindia
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