Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care

Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care

The Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care is the first national atlas of palliative care in the world.

It contains previously-unavailable data on levels, location and types of palliative care services across Scotland. Until the release of this document, Scottish data was encompassed within UK data.

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This document responds to a commitment in the Scottish Government’s 2016 Strategic Framework for Action in Palliative and End of Life Care, which in turn was a response to the World Health Assembly resolution in 2014 which requires all governments to recognise palliative care and to make provision for it in their national health policies.

Authors are Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas, Dr Michelle Gillies, and Professor David Clark.

The Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care was produced by the University of Glasgow End of Life Studies Group with funding from the Scottish Government.

Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas launched the Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care at the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care annual conference in Edinburgh on Thursday 22 September 2016.


Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care in the news

  • Scotland launches world’s first national atlas of palliative care, University of Glasgow News, 21/09/2016
  • World Première : Scotland launches a national atlas of palliative care, Daniel Allard, Commerce Monde, 21/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, WestSound, 21/09/2016
  • BBC Radio Scotland Good Morning Scotland 22/09/2016 available online for 30 days from broadcast
  • BBC Radio Scotland Newsdrive 22/09/2016 16:12:59 available online for 30 days from broadcast
  • STV News Edinburgh, 22/09/2016 1800 available for 7 days after broadcast
  • WestSound radio news bulletins 23/09/2016
  • Scottish end of life care atlas published, BBC South Scotland news, 22/09/2016
  • World's first atlas highlighting palliative care locations to be launched by academics, The Herald, p5, 22/09/16
  • Map guide for palliative care, Evening Times, p4, 22/09/16
  • Scottish 'atlas' of end-of-life services, Press and Journal, p11, 22/09/16
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, The Scotsman
  • Palliative care service described as a 'Scottish atlas' compiled by academics at Glasgow University, GlasgowLive, 22/09/2016
  • Glasgow academics develop Scotland-wide 'atlas' of palliative care services, Press Association, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care atlas revealed, Jackie Grant, Dumfries and Galloway Standard,
  • Scotland launches world’s first national atlas of palliative care, Ehospice, 23/09/2016
  • Scotland launches world's first national atlas of palliative care, Medical Xpress, 23/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Berwickshire News, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Motherwell Times, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Guernsey Press, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Midlothian Advertiser, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Carluke Gazette, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Forfar Dispatch, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Cumbernauld News, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Hawick News, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Arbroath Herald, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Linlithgow Gazette, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Selkirk Weekend Advertiser, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Kincardineshire Observer, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Inverurie Herald, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Brechin Advertiser, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Donside Piper, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Mearns Leader, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Jersey Evening Post, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Montrose Review, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Ellon Times, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Guide and Gazette, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, KIrkintilloch Herald, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Milngavie Herald, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, The Buteman, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Kirriemuir Herald, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, The Southern Reporter, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Deeside Piper, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Stornoway Gazette, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Buchan Observer, 22/09/2016
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Galloway Gazette, 22/09/206
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Carrick Today, 22/09/206
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Falkirk Herald, 22/09/206
  • Palliative care services 'atlas' compiled by academics, Fife Today, 22/09/206
  • A new publication is offering a comprehensive guide to end of life care facilities across Scotland (PDF), International Palliative Care Resource Center (IPCRC) Media Watch, issue 481, 26/09/2016
  • End of life care atlas published, Fraserburgh Herald, p17, 29/09/2016
  • End of life care atlas published, Milngavie & Bearsden Herald, p19, 29/09/2016
  • End of life care atlas published, Fife Herald, p4, 30/09/2016
  • End of life care atlas published, St Andrews Citizen, p57, 30/09/2016
  • End of Life Issues: Orkney Science Festival 2016, Church of Scotland Science, Religion and Technology Project, 04/10/2016

Rev Dr Hamilton Inbadas launches the Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care