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12 new projects to improve palliative care in acute hospitals

The SPPC is pleased to be supporting 12 new local projects aimed at improving palliative care in acute hospitals in Scotland. The projects have been funded as part of Building on the Best, a joint project by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, NHS Boards and Macmillan.

Winner of the Derek Doyle Poster Prize announced

Each year, the Derek Doyle Poster Prize is awarded to the poster that gets the most public votes in the SPPC poster exhibition.

Scotland's Palliative Care Poster Parade

Get ready for Scotland's first virtual Poster Parade. This online poster exhibition gathers together interesting palliative care projects from across Scotland, and presents them online for people to view, share and vote on.

Shaping the future of palliative and end of life care

Five years on from the publication of the Scottish Government Strategic Framework for Action for Palliative and End of Life Care, it is important to take stock and consider what is next for palliative and end of life care in Scotland.

Grants available for Quality Improvement Projects in Acute Hospitals

A 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.

A Conversation with Jason Leitch

Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of the Scottish Government, will be joining a meeting of SPPC members and stakeholders on the afternoon of Tuesday 12th May. Jason will be answering questions and engaging in discussion on recent experiences and key issues for palliative and end of life care. If you are a member or stakeholder of SPPC who would like to participate, and have not already received a notification about the meeting then please get in touch.

COVID-19 - information for the public

SPPC has published information for people in Scotland who may be worried that they, or someone they care about, is at increased risk of getting seriously ill and potentially dying from COVID-19.

SPPC response to COVID-19

In recent weeks the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care has re-aligned its work to focus on supporting good palliative and end of life care in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on for more details...

Coronavirus

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.

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