By 2021, everyone in Scotland who needs palliative care will have access to it.
Palliative and End of Life Care Aims
Palliative and End of Life Care Outcomes
Palliative and End of Life Care Objectives
We will achieve this by:
The Scottish Government commits to working with stakeholders to:
1. Support Healthcare Improvement Scotland in providing Health and Social Care Partnerships with expertise on testing and implementing improvements in the identification and care co-ordination of those who can benefit from palliative and end of life care.
2. Provide strategic commissioning guidance on palliative and end of life care to Health and Social Care Partnerships.
3. Support the development of a new palliative and end of life care educational framework.
4. Support and promote the further development of holistic palliative care for the 0-25 years age group.
5. Support the establishment of the Scottish Research Forum for Palliative and End of Life Care.
6. Support greater public and personal discussion of bereavement, death, dying and care at the end of life, partly through commissioning work to facilitate this.
7. Seek to ensure that future requirements of e-Health systems support the effective sharing of individual end of life/Anticipatory Care Planning conversations.
8.Support clinical and health economic evaluations of palliative and end of life care models.
9. Support improvements in the collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data and evidence relating to needs, provision, activity, indicators and outcomes in respect of palliative and end of life care.
10. Establish a new National Implementation Support Group to support the implementation of improvement actions.
By April 2016 these commitments will have informed and be reflected in implementation and improvement plans that will be supported by a national implementation support group which will:
Who Will Support Implementation
The Strategic Framework now requires support and action from a wide range of statutory, independent and third sector organisations nationally and locally.
The development of the framework has been greatly assisted by the membership of the Palliative and End of Life Care National Advisory Group and Stakeholder Group. We are committed to ensuring that the membership of these groups, as well as the public at large, will be able to contribute to future implementation actions.
Email: Janice Birrell