Services in Scotland are provided by NCPC's sister organisation, The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC) is the umbrella body representing the major organisations involved in palliative care in Scotland.  Our membership includes all 14 territorial health boards, all 15 of Scotland’s voluntary hospices, 18 national health charities, 7 professional associations and 1 local support organisation.  Through a collaborative approach, we support and contribute at national level to the development and strategic direction of palliative care in Scotland and the promotion of service improvement at local level.  The Partnership’s aims are to promote equitable access throughout Scotland to high quality palliative care for all patients and families.

SPPC provides a unique mechanism through which organisations and practitioners involved in palliative care can engage with each other whether they are in primary, secondary, voluntary, statutory, health or social care settings and on a multi-disciplinary basis.  In practical terms the Partnership runs a regular network of meetings which brings together interested parties on both a geographical and interest group basis. We also run short life working groups to address specific topics and we are able to harness readily a wide range of clinical and non-clinical expertise.  Through our website, information bulletins, conferences and publications we promote and disseminate the latest good practice.

Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care

Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care

1A Cambridge Street



Tel: 0131 229 0538
Fax: 0131 228 2967