Palliative Care

Purpose of the group

  • 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.

Forthcoming meetings

Wednesday 10 September 2014 at 5.45pm in the Robert Burns Room (CR1).

Wednesday 10 December 2014 at 5.45pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4).

Next meeting: 11 June 2014

This meeting, including AGM, will be held at 5.45pm in the Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2).


For further information on the Cross-Party Group on Palliative Care, please visit-



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Bruce Cleminson
Peter Hastie
Grace Lindsay
Douglas McLennan
Mairi Sharratt


Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care - Secretariat and Treasurer

ACCORD Hospice

Ardgowan Hospice

Association of Hospice and Palliative Care


Audit Scotland

British Medical Association

British Heart Foundation Scotland

BSN Medical

Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust

Cancer Link Aberdeen and North (CLAN)

Care Inspectorate

Care for Scotland

Care not Killing

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland

CLIC Sargent

Community Pharmacy Scotland

Edinburgh Cancer Centre

Edinburgh University

General Pharmaceutical Council

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


National Network for Palliative Care for People with

Learning Difficulties

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 Lothian

NHS Tayside

Parkinson’s UK

Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

RCN Scotland

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

Scottish Kidney Federation

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:
11 June 2014


Tel: 0131 222 2134


Michael McMahon MSP

Room 4.17
Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5828