Professor Henry J Dargie, Director, Scottish Advanced Heart Failure Service, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow and Andy Carver, Prevention and Care Advisor, British Heart Foundation, Scotland introduced the recent publication from the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care. British Heart Foundation Scotland and the Scottish Government: Living and dying with advanced heart failure: a palliative care approach (March 2008)
Presentations were given by Dr Martin Leiper, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Roxburghe House, Dundee and Chairman of the Working Group and Dr Chris Ward, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.
Suzanne Wood, Policy Advisor, Standards & Ethics Team at General Medical Council (GMC) delivered a presentation about their new guidance Consent: Patients and Doctors Making Decisions Together
The following Office Bearers were elected:
Convener: Michael McMahon MSP
Vice-Conveners: Jamie McGrigor MSP
Secretary/Treasurer: Pat Wallace, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care