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Job Vacancy - Intern

We are currently seeking an intern to work with us on a varied series of projects, between April-August 2020. The intern will have the opportunity to become a key part of our team. More information, including how to apply, is available here: Intern – Communications, web-management & events

First Meeting of Scottish Acute Palliative Care Network

The Scottish Acute Palliative Care Network (SAPCN) held its first meeting on Thursday 16th January 2020, in Glasgow. SAPCN connects hospital palliative care teams across Scotland to share learning, provide support and facilitate collaboration on issues of common interest. It is part of the Building on the Best project.

The inaugural meeting was attended by over 50 representatives of hospital specialist palliative care teams from all the mainland NHS boards. The meeting explored what the aims, activities and initial priorities of the network should be. In addition to planning the development of the network the day also featured plenty of networking in action. Read more here.

Grants available for Quality Improvement Projects in Acute Hospitals

A new grants scheme has been launched to support improvements to palliative care in Acute Hospitals in Scotland. The grants scheme is part of the Building on the Best Project, which aims to improve palliative and end of life care on hospital wards in Scotland and in turn improve the experiences and outcomes of patients and their families.

Grant applications are invited from any acute clinical area that can demonstrate a need for improvement in the care being offered to patients who are experiencing a deterioration in their health and facing an uncertain outcome.

More information about the grants scheme is available here: Building on the Best grants

Letter Expressing Brexit Concerns Sent to All MPs Representing Scottish Constituencies

SPPC has written to all MPs who represent Scottish constituencies to reiterate concerns about the impact of Brexit on the care of people approaching the end of their lives. Together with the letter SPPC also sent a copy of its updated analysis of the likely impacts of Brexit on palliative and end of life care. You can download a copy of the letter here.

What should primary care look like for the next generation?

The SPPC has responded to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee consultation exploring the future of primary care in Scotland. The response can be accessed here: What should primary care look like for the next generation?

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