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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...


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.

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.

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.

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