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Cross Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palliative Care

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care provides the secretariat for the Cross Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palliative Care.

The Cross Party Group provides an opportunity for MSPs from all parties, members of the public, and representatives from various organisations to meet and discuss a shared interest in palliative care.

All are welcome to join or attend meetings of the Cross Party Group. Cross Party Groups are regulated by Section 6 of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament. For more information about Cross Party Groups, see the Scottish Parliament website.

Next meeting:

Human Rights and Palliative Care

5.45 pm, 5 September 2018, Committee Room 3, Scottish Parliament

There will be a series of short presentations:

Human Rights, Personhood and Palliative/End of Life Care

Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care

Human Rights and Dementia

Anna Buchanan, Programme Director for People Affected by Dementia, Life Changes Trust

Human rights and palliative and end of life care: choice, autonomy and capacity

Cathy Asante, Legal Officer - Human Rights Based Approach, Scottish Human Rights Commission

'What matters to me’: Sue Ryder’s human rights approach to end-of-life care

Jude Scott, Practice Educator, Sue Ryder


Presentations will be followed by an opportunity for group discussion.

If you would like to reserve a place, please email Pauline.

Details of previous meetings are available here.

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