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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:

SPPC response to Carers Bill consultation

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care has submitted a response to the Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee's request for views on the Carers (Scotland) Bill.

SPPC Work Plan for 2015-16

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

Strategic Framework for Action

The Scottish Government has produced a position paper which aims to set out the current position regarding the development of a Strategic Framework for Action for Palliative and End of Life Care.

Care in the last days and hours of life

A National Statement and Guidance have been published relating to caring for people in the last days and hours of life.

SPPC response to HIS standards consultation

The SPPC has submitted a response to the recent Healthcare Improvement Scotland consultation on the draft Care of Older People in Hospital draft standards. The response can be viewed here: SPPC consultation response to HIS draft standards.

Winter lecture series

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and Marie Curie present a new winter lecture series: Can death get any better? The lecture series will highlight ongoing challenges and unmet needs in death and dying.

New Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines

New guidelines designed to improve the care of people with life limiting illnesses have been published.

New CPR guidance published

The British Medical Association, Royal College of Nursing and the Resuscitation Council (UK) have issued new joint guidance on making decisions about when to attempt cardio pulmonary resuscitation (trying to restart someone’s heart/breathing).

Scottish Parliament debates respite and transitions

On Wednesday 8th October, MSPs in the Scottish Parliament will debate the 'Absence of Suitable Hospice and Respite Facilities for Young Disabled Adults'. In his latest blog, Mark Hazelwood, Chief Executive of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, reflects on some of the issues involved.

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