Publications

We publish a wealth of publications to support hospice and palliative care providers, covering a wide range of topics.

Publications are listed in order of the date they were published (with the most recent first), but they are also listed by category, or can be found using the keyword search facility.

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  • Jun 14, 2017
    Hospice care and care homes in Scotland
    To mark Care Home Week in Scotland, this briefing describes the work Scottish hospices do with care homes to widen access to quality end of life care and makes a number of recommendations for expanding these partnerships.
  • May 10, 2017
    No painful compromise
    A guide for commissioners and providers to improve pain management for dying people at home
  • May 05, 2017
    Heart failure and hospice care
    This guide is intended for people providing and commissioning hospice services. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the need for a hospice-enabled approach to heart failure, and to suggest ways to engage with this issue using examples from services which have found creative solutions to move forward and overcome the challenges.
  • Dec 05, 2016
    Dying to care – A report into social care at the end of life
    Joint report with Hospice UK, Marie Curie, MND Scotland and the Association of Palliative Care Social Workers on the need to improve social care at end of life in Scotland.
  • Nov 17, 2016
    Hospice care in the UK 2016
    In this report we set out the vital contribution that hospices in the UK make to supporting people with terminal and life-shortening conditions and explore the scope, scale and opportunities for hospice care in the UK in 2016.
  • Nov 16, 2016
    Impact Report 2016
  • Sep 21, 2016
    The role of hospice care in Scotland
    Hospice care in Scotland is provided by 16 charitable hospices across the country, all of which are charities that rely on the generous support of the local communities that they serve. In this report, we set out the vital contribution that hospices in Scotland make, and the opportunities to build the right hospice care for the next 50 years.
  • Sep 07, 2016
    Minimum Data Set (MDS 7) – Outpatients report 2014-15
    National Survey of Patient Activity Data for Specialist Palliative Care Services – MDS outpatients report for the year 2014-2015
  • Sep 07, 2016
    Minimum Data Set (MDS 1) – Full report 2014-15
    National Survey of Patient Activity Data for Specialist Palliative Care Services – MDS full report for the year 2014-2015

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