Palliative and end of life care learning needs survey

Are you involved in the care of, or come into contact with, people with palliative and end of life care needs or their family and carers?

413352_SSSC_Icon_Large_Consultations and SurveysIf you do, please take part in this survey to tell us what matters to you about your learning and support in this work and to help us gather information about existing workforce skills and knowledge. We want to hear from you whatever your role in health and social care.

We are working with NHS Education for Scotland to assess the learning needs of the social service and health workforce and to develop a learning framework for palliative and end of life care across the workforce.

The closing date for responses is 19 October 2016.

This survey is just one way that you can contribute and we’d  like you to be involved in as many ways as you can. Please add your contact details at the end of the survey if you want to know more. If you would like to join our community of practice please click the link at the end of the survey.

Earlier this year we held a number of focus groups with health and social care staff, we heard important messages about workforce learning for palliative and end of life care. Thank you to those who took part.


The Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care outlines the areas for action to make sure that by 2021 everyone in Scotland who needs palliative care will have access to it. In Scotland, 90% of people spend their last period of life at home or in community settings, where family members and informal carers deliver most of their care. The framework emphasises the need for a culture of openness about death and dying; promoting the value of timely, caring conversation and collaborative working. It highlights the place, needs and contribution of relatives, carers and communities and seeks to harness and develop the knowledge, skill and vision of all who work and volunteer to help those with palliative care needs.

Read the Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care

One Response to “Palliative and end of life care learning needs survey”

  1. Astrid Hart

    Oct 03. 2016

    The most important thing when a person comes to their ‘end of life’ stage is the type of care that they receive, and that it matches their needs and preferences.

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