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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.

SPPC response to Dementia Dialogue

The SPPC has produced a response to the Scottish Government's National Dementia Dialogue 2015. The response can be viewed here: SPPC Response to Consultation: National Dementia Dialogue 2015: Have your say


Strategic Framework for Action

The Scottish Government has published a new Strategic Framework for Action for Palliative and End of Life Care. The Framework, an Executive Summary and a Supporting Evidence Summary can be downloaded here: weblink

National Care Standards - Draft Principles

The SPPC has submitted a response to the recent consultation on draft overarching principles for new National Care Standards.

To Absent Friends

To Absent Friends, a people's festival of storytelling and remembrance, drew to a close in early November, after an event-packed week that saw people across Scotland taking time out to remember and tell stories of loved ones who had died.

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