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Scottish Government consultation: definition of terminal illness

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on draft guidance for medical professionals, designed to support them to make clinical judgments relating to whether someone is ‘terminally ill’ according to the new definition of terminal illness that has been established for the purpose of assessment for eligibility for fast-tracked disability assistance.

SG Action Plan on Neurological Conditions

The SPPC has submitted a response to the Scottish Government's consultation on its draft National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions.

New community development project to support "compassionate communities" in Scotland

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC) is embarking on a new project, funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. Taking a community development approach, the project aims to support communities who are interested in taking local action to improve people’s experiences of death, dying, loss and care.

SPPC Position Paper on the Impacts of Brexit on Palliative and End of Life Care

Following desk research and engagement with our membership, SPPC has published a position paper on the potential impact of Brexit on palliative and end of life care in Scotland. A copy of the paper can be downloaded here.

Culture Strategy

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care has submitted a response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the Culture Strategy for Scotland.

Annual Conference 2018

Bookings are now open for our Annual Conference , which will take place on 28 November in Edinburgh.

Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill

The SPPC has submitted a response to the Health & Sport Committee call for views on the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill.

SPPC response to Adults with Incapacity Act consultation

The SPPC has submitted a response to the Scottish Government's consultation on proposed reform of the Adults with Incapacity Act.

SPPC response to loneliness and isolation consultation

The SPPC has submitted a response to the Scottish Government's consultation A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections.

Launch of new report: A Road Less Lonely

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief have published a new report looking at how to encourage more supportive attitudes and behaviours relating to death, dying and bereavement in Scotland.

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