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Palliative Care Bill goes out to submissions

8 July 2010

Holyrood's Health and Sport Committee has launched a call for evidence on the provision of palliative care by the National Health Service in Scotland.

The committee wants to hear the views of all interested parties on the general principles of the Palliative Care (Scotland) Bill introduced by Gil Paterson MSP.

The bill’s main objective is to “secure access to palliative care (including end-of-life care) for everyone in Scotland with a progressive life-limiting condition and their family members”. It would require Scottish Ministers to provide palliative care for those with life-limiting conditions, and would put in place information collection, reporting and monitoring arrangements. 

Committee convener Christine Grahame MSP said: “We want to hear from individuals, organisations and professional bodies who have an interest in the provision of palliative care in Scotland. All evidence received will inform our consideration of the bill at stage 1.”

Evidence should be submitted by 1 September 2010 to

Click here to see the call for evidence.

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