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We will endeavour to bring you the latest government and NHS guidance and resources related to palliative and end of life care and the coronavirus as soon they become available. Please check our coronavirus page for current information.

Health & Sport Committee Inquiry into Social Care

The SPPC has submitted a response to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee Inquiry into Social Care.

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.

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.

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