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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.

Find out more on the old website

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Bob Doris MSP and Emma Harper MSP

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5240 Find out about call charges.

Involved in the group

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

Current Members

Doris, Bob

Bob Doris


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Constituency)

Briggs, Miles

Miles Briggs

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

McDonald, Mark

Mark McDonald

Deputy Convener

Party: Independent

MSP for: Aberdeen Donside (Constituency)

Smyth, Colin

Colin Smyth

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Cole-Hamilton, Alex

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Edinburgh Western (Constituency)

Harper, Emma

Emma Harper


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Bruce Cleminson
Elizabeth Ireland
Martin Leiper
Carole McGregor
Kim Jennifer Rowan
Geoff Sage


Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care - secretariat 
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 Link Aberdeen and North (CLAN)
Cancer Research UK
Care Inspectorate
Care not Killing
Changing Faces 
Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland
Children’s Hospice Association 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)
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