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 2 December 2015 at 5.45pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)

Next meeting: 09 September 2015

This meeting will be held at 5.45pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)


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

Martin Leiper

Grace Lindsay

Carole McGregor

Ros Scott


Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care - Secretariat and Treasurer

ACCORD Hospice

Ardgowan Hospice

Association of Hospice and Palliative Care

Ayrshire Hospice


Audit Scotland

British Medical Association

British Heart Foundation Scotland

BSN Medical

Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust

Cancer Link Aberdeen and North (CLAN)

Cancer Research UK

Care Inspectorate

Care for Scotland

Care not Killing

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland

Edinburgh Cancer Centre

Edinburgh University

Forth Valley Spiritual Care Committee

General Medical Council (Scotland)

General Pharmaceutical Council

Health and Social Care Alliance

Health Inequalities Alliance

Highland Hospice

Holyrood Magazine

Independent Association of Nurses in Palliative Care

Life Changes Trust Ltd (People affected by Dementia)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh

Marie Curie Hospice Glasgow

MND Scotland

MS Society (Scotland)

National Council for Palliative Care

National Network for Palliative Care for People with Learning Difficulties

News Direct UK

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Borders

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Fife

NHS Forth Valley

NHS Grampian

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Highland

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS Tayside

Parkinson’s UK

Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

Royal College of Nursing Scotland

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Scottish Care

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

Get involved

Next meeting:
09 September 2015


Tel: 0131 222 2134


Michael McMahon MSP

Room 4.17
Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5828