Palliative Care

Purpose of the group

  • To act as a channel of communication between the Scottish Parliament and people organisations working in palliative care
  • To provide opportunities for Members of the Scottish Parliament to learn about palliative care needs and service and the issues involved in palliative care provision
  • To increase awareness and raise the profile of palliative care
  • To put palliative care on to the agenda of the Health and Sport Committee.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:


Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Bruce Cleminson
Peter Hastie
Grace Lindsay
Douglas McLennan
Mairi Sharratt


ACCORD Hospice
Ardgowan house
Association Of Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains
Audit Scotland
British Heart Foundation Scotland
British Heart Foundation
BSN Medical
Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust
Cancer Link Aberdeen and North (CLAN)
Care for Scotland
Care not Killing
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland
CLIC Sargent
Community Pharmacy Scotland
Disability Project
Edinburgh Cancer Centre
Edinburgh University
Health Inequalities Alliance
Health Watch Scotland
Highland Hospice
Holyrood Magazine
Independent Association of Nurses in Palliative Care
Macmillan Cancer Trust
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh
Marie Curie Hospice Glasgow
MND Scotland
NHS Ayrshire and Arran
NHS Borders
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
NHS Fife
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Grampian
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Lanarkshire
NHS Lothain
NHS Tayside
Parkinson’s UK
Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
RCN Scotland
Roy Castel Lung Foundation
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
Scottish Kidney Foundation
Scottish Parliament
Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care
St Andrew’s Hospice
St Columba’s Hospice
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice
St Vincent’s Hospice
Strathcarron Hospice
Sue Ryder Care, Scotland
University of Edinburgh
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Get involved

Next meeting:


[email protected]

Tel: 0131 222 2134


Michael McMahon MSP

Room 4.17
Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5828

01698 304501