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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.

Grasping the Nettle

The SPPC has published Grasping the Nettle: What action can we take to improve palliative and end of life care in Scotland? The paper articulates the views and expertise of SPPC member organisations and stakeholders with the aim of supporting, enriching and informing the development of the forthcoming Scottish Government Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care (SFA).

HIS Quality of Care Review Consultation

The SPPC has submitted a response to Healthcare Improvement Scotland's Quality of Care Review consultation, from the hospice members of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care.

Complex nutritional care standards

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care has submitted a response to the recent HIS consultation on draft Complex Nutritional Care standards. The response can be viewed here: SPPC response to HIS draft Complex Nutritional Care standards.


SPPC response to Health & Sport Committee inquiry

The SPPC has submitted a response to the Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee's call for written views in relation to palliative care.

Scottish Government Engagement Paper

The Scottish Government has produced an engagement document to support the development of a Strategic Framework Action for Palliative and End of Life Care.

Tell Us Once: a service that can help people at times of bereavement

For many people, dealing with all parts of government, especially when reporting changes, can require them to repeat and verify the same information to several departments, agencies and parts of local authorities.

From Worms, Butterflies and Veils to Outcomes

Bookings are open for this year's Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care Annual Conference, taking place on Wednesday 23 September 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh.

Scottish Charity Awards Finalists

We are delighted to find out that the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care is a finalist in the 2015 Scottish Charity Awards. To Absent Friends, a people's festival of storytelling and remembrance, has been shortlisted for the Cracking Campaign category.

SPPC response to Burial & Cremation Bill

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care has submitted a response to the Scottish Government's proposed Bill relating to burial and cremation and other related matters in Scotland.

More information about the Scottish Government consultation is available here:

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