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SPPC consults on new 3-year strategy

The SPPC is currently in the final stages of developing its organisational strategy for the next three years. Comments are welcome until 12pm on Friday 3rd March.

Scottish Hospices: working to address the challenges facing health and social care

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and all Scottish Independent Voluntary Hospices have worked together to publish a new report which explores the many ways in which Scottish Independent Voluntary Hospices support the Scottish health and social care system.

Building on the Best

A joint project by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and Macmillan, Building on the Best is a new programme which aims to bring health professionals, patients, carers and families together to improve how hospitals support people who may be approaching the end of their life.

Annual Conference 2016

Over 220 people attended the SPPC Annual Conference on 22 September, and film footage of plenary speakers is now available to view online.

Death Awareness Week - Survey and Report

We are currently seeking feedback on people's experiences of Death Awareness Week Scotland, which took place 8-15 May 2016.

New group established to advise Scottish Government on Palliative Care

The Scottish Government is establishing a National Implementation Advisory Group to advise it on the implementation of the commitments set out within the Strategic Framework for Action. The members of the new group are:

To Absent Friends: Activity Report and Evaluation

We have published a report reflecting on the success of last year's To Absent Friends festival. The report outlines the aims and rationale behind the festival, and gives an overview of festival activity. The report explores ways of evaluating the effectiveness of the festival, and reflects on learning gained.

SPPC Work Plan for 2016-17

We are pleased to announce the publication of our work plan for the coming year.

New palliative care research forum

All palliative and end-of-life care researchers in Scotland are welcome to attend a meeting of the new Scottish Research Forum for Palliative and End of Life Care. The group will meet on Friday 6 May at St Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh.

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