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Cross Party Group - 10 February 2016

The meeting will provided an opportunity to explore and discuss Commitment 9 of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Framework for Action for Palliative and End of Life Care:

“Commitment 9: We will ensure that data and evidence – including people’s accounts of their experience of care – is used effectively to inform learning, improvement and the spread of high quality care by supporting improvements in the collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data and evidence relating to needs, provision, activity, indicators and outcomes in respect of palliative and end of life care in Scotland.”

There were a series of short presentations providing different perspectives on the some of the issues raised:

Evidence Base Needed for Local Service Development

Diana Hekerem, Divisional Business and Service Development Manager, Marie Curie

Living and dying well with different illnesses; experiences of patients and carers

Kirsty Boyd, Consultant in Palliative Care, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Developing a picture of patient pathways in the last year of life

Michael Muirhead, Information Services Division (ISD), NHS National Services Scotland

The agenda for the meeting can be accessed here: Agenda 10 February 2016

The minutes from this meeting are available here: Minute - 10 February 2016

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