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COVID-19

SPPC has collated a range of official guidance which can be found here. Additional information and resources are in the latest edition of our ebulletin UPDATE, which can be found here.

Coronavirus

During the coronavirus pandemic, we will endeavour to bring you the latest guidance and resources from government and NHS sources as soon as they become available. Please check our coronavirus page for the current guidance.

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.

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.

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?

Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care comments on The Inescapable Truth about Dying in Scotland (a new report by Dignity in Dying)

Following the recent publication of The Inescapable Truth by Dignity in Dying, the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care has published the following comment on the report:

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

SPPC has updated its position paper on the potential impacts of Brexit on palliative and end of life care in Scotland. The revised paper includes consideration of the Immigration White Paper and the latest developments in planning for a No Deal Brexit, with implications for medicines supply. A copy of the paper can be downloaded here.

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