The Church has, since earliest times, been committed to caring for those who are sick or in need. Indeed, institutions established by churches and religious orders laid the foundations of the modern health service.

Information about the key healthcare priories of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales as well as key personnel. Learn more

A range of practitioners, researchers, ethicists, writers and others who identify as Catholics working in healthcare. Learn more

How the Catholic Church works to help meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of families affected by mental illness. Learn more

We have a number of downloads and links to healthcare resources produced by the 'Catholics in Healthcare' project. Learn more

This website is maintained by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. You can contact the ‘Catholics in Healthcare’ team here. Learn more

Today, many lay Catholics work in the health service, in all disciplines and fields, and Catholic hospital chaplains provide a vital ministry. The contribution that the Church can make to ensure that the good of the human person is always placed at the heart of the health system cannot be overestimated.