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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-34888
Asked by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 2 February 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce mandatory palliative and end-of-life care training for all health and social care staff who work with terminally ill people, including care home staff.

Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 22 February 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that health and social care professionals have the knowledge, skills and confidence to provide high quality palliative and end of life care, relevant to their role.

In April 2018, we published a palliative and end of life care Educational Framework that can be used in all health and social care settings to support staff, including care home staff, who care for those with palliative and end of life care needs in their professional development. This is available at: https://learn.nes.nhs.scot/2450/palliative-and-end-of-life-care-enriching-and-improving-experience .