good life, good death, good grief

Stakeholder group

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief was established by a small stakeholder group made up of interested individuals. This group provides overall strategy, planning, priorities and direction for the Alliance.

The Alliance Stakeholder group aims to engage with Alliance Members to explore approaches and support the development by SPPC staff of more detailed plans to take forward recommendations 2-10 as outlined within the report Addressing palliative and end of life care from a public health and health promotion perspective: facilitating wider discussion of death, dying and bereavement across society (SLWG 7, 2010). This will include:

  • Advising on strategy and the process for delivering that strategy
  • Identifying opportunities and barriers to delivering the Alliance’s objectives
  • Contributing to the development of the future strategy and objectives
  • Overseeing the delivery of the Alliance’s strategy
  • Providing access to a range of expertise
  • Providing access to a range of stakeholder opinion and communication networks


Stakeholder group members

  • Majabeen Ali, Cultural Liaison Officer,The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
  • Alison Bunce, Programme Manager, Compassionate Inverclyde.
  • David Borrowman, Senior Partner, Caesar & Howie, Solicitors.
  • Shirley Fife, Nurse Consultant in Cancer and Palliative Care, NHS Lothian.
  • Erna Haraldsdottir, Director of Education and Research, St Columba’s Hospice
  • Mark Hazelwood, Chief Executive, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care
  • Helen Homewood MBE, Retired, Ministry of Defence.
  • Gordon McLaren, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, NHS Fife
  • Eileen McMillan, NHS Health Scotland
  • Richard Meade, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Scotland, Marie Curie
  • Ruth Mendel, Policy Officer, Citizen's Advice Scotland.
  • Sheila Mitchell, Spiritual Care Lead, NHS Education Scotland
  • James Morris, William Purves Funeral Directors (National Association of Funeral Directors)
  • Scott Murray MBE, St Columba’s Hospice Chair of Primary Palliative Care, University of Edinburgh
  • Maureen O’Neill, Director, Faith in Older People
  • Rebecca Patterson, Policy & Communications Manager, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care
  • Sally Paul, Lecturer in Social Work, Strathclyde University
  • Ashlene Robertson, Regional Operations Manager, Co-operative Funeral Care
  • Swaran Rakhra, Membership Manager, Scottish Care
  • Edward Small, Historian and Writer, University of Dundee
  • Clare Tucker, Project Lead - Grief and Bereavement, NHS Education for Scotland
  • Stewart Wilson, Chief Executive, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
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