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Palliative Care

This Cross-party group's purpose:

  • To act as a channel of communication between the Scottish Parliament and people and 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

Next meeting

Anyone wishing to attend must contact Pauline Ellison.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Pauline Ellison


Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Bob Doris


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Constituency)

Stephen Kerr

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Dumbarton (Constituency)

Miles Briggs


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Marie McNair


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Clydebank and Milngavie (Constituency)

Non MSP Individuals

Bruce Cleminson

Elizabeth Ireland

Martin Leiper

Carole McGregor

Kim Jennifer Rowan

Geoff Sage


Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care - Secretariat and treasurer

ACCORD Hospice

Action for Sick Children Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland

Ardgowan Hospice

Association for Palliative Medicine

Association of Bereavement Service Co-ordinators: Hospices and Palliative Care

Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains

Association of Palliative Care Social Workers

Ayrshire Hospice

Barchester Healthcare

Bereavement Consultancy and Training

Bethesda Hospice

British Heart Foundation (Scotland)

British Lung Foundation (Scotland)

British Medical Association

BSN Medical UK

Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust

Cancer Card

Cancer Link Aberdeen and North (CLAN) 

CARE for Scotland 

Care Inspectorate

Care not Killing

Changing Faces

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland

Church of Scotland 

Coloplast UK

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Edinburgh Napier University

Faith in Older People

General Medical Council (Scotland)

General Pharmaceutical Council (Scotland)

Health and Social Care Alliance (Scotland)

Health Inequalities Alliance

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Highland Hospice

Holyrood Magazine

Hospice UK

International Association of Nurses in Palliative Care

Kilbryde Hospice

Macmillan Cancer Support

Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres, Scotland

Marie Curie

Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh

Marie Curie Hospice Glasgow

MCN for Children with Complex Needs

MND (Scotland)

MS Society (Scotland)

National Network for Palliative Care for People with Learning Difficulties

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Borders

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Education for Scotland Board

NHS Fife

NHS Forth Valley

NHS Grampian

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Highland

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS Orkney

NHS Shetland

NHS Tayside

NHS Western Isles

Parkinson’s UK

Queen Margaret University

Royal College of Nursing (Scotland)

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (Scotland)

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (Scotland)

Scottish Care

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

Scottish Kidney Federation

Scottish Non-Malignant Palliative Care Forum

Scottish Palliative Care Pharmacists Association

Scottish Children and Young People's Palliative Care Executive Group (SCYPPEx)

Soul Midwives Scotland 

South East Scotland Kidney Patients Association (SESKPA)

St Andrew’s Hospice

St Columba’s Hospice

St Margaret of Scotland Hospice

St Vincent’s Hospice

Strathcarron Hospice

Stroke Association

Sue Ryder

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Together for Short Lives

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of Strathclyde

University of the West of Scotland