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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07826: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on research by Marie Curie that suggests that one-in-four people do not receive the required palliative care that they need, and what action it is taking to ensure that there is frequent reporting of any progress that is being made regarding the Strategic Framework on Palliative and End of Life Care initiative.

Answered by: Shona Robison 20 March 2017

The Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care (SFA) was developed in collaboration with key stakeholders, including Marie Curie, and outlines the key actions to be taken that will help ensure that everyone in Scotland can access services that respond to their individual palliative and end of life care needs.

The National Implementation Support Group on Palliative and End of Life Care (NIAG) regularly considers reports on progress on the implementation of, and provides advice to the Scottish Government on, how best to take forward the commitments set out in the SFA. The NIAG last met in December 2016 and will next meet on 29 March 2017.