TayPEOLC MCN Steering Group


The purpose of the Palliative and End of Life Care (PEOLC) MCN Steering Group is to work together across traditional boundaries to support the planning and delivery of consistent, equitable, high quality services to meet the needs of patients and their families in Tayside. The MCN spans palliative and end of life care of all types and across all settings and includes that which is delivered in the person’s own home, in community hospitals or care homes, in the acute setting or hospices.  


Shirley Kelly, Macmillan Lead Palliative Care Pharmacist, NHS Tayside 


Lindsey Baillie, South Locality Manager, Perth & Kinross HSCP


  • Ensure the MCN is guided by the MCN Core Principles (HDL, 2007), the NHSScotland Quality Strategy (2010) and CEL 29 (2012) MCNs: Supporting and Delivering the Healthcare Quality Strategy
  • Develop a purposeful, integrated and person-centred approach to audit and data collection which takes cognisance of local, regional and national priorities for improvement and performance review  
  • Support the development of a coordinated approach to the delivery of education and training in palliative and end of life care knowledge and skills
  • Support and /or undertake high quality palliative and end of life care research and ensure that research knowledge is translated in to care settings to improve the quality of care of persons with palliative and end of life care needs
  • Facilitate service development and improvement across all care settings in order to deliver a high quality service which is person-centred, safe and effective
  • Facilitate integrated and collaborative working between all care sectors and settings and the public to ensure services are delivered in a way which are high quality, holistic and person-centred


Terms of Reference:

TayPEOLC MCN Terms of Reference - Sept 2020.pdf



Job Title


Lindsay Baillie

South Locality Manager, Perth & Kinross HSCP


Libby Smith

Clinical Co-ordinator for SPCS, Dundee HSCP

Deputy for Jenny Hill

Jill Buchan

Dundee Local Integration Lead (Independent Sector), Scottish Care (Dundee HSCP)

Group member

Deans Buchanan

Consultant in Palliative Medicine/Lead Clinician, NHS Tayside

Group member (MCN Co-Lead/HPCT rep)

Elinor Brabin

Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Roxburghe House, Dundee

Group member (Data & Audit Group Lead)

Pat Carracher

Medical Director, CHAS

Group member

Sarah Cathcart

Renal Supportive Care Nurse

Group member (Co-Lead Non Cancer Palliative Care Group)

Elaine Colville

Senior Nurse for Palliative Care, Angus HSCP

Group member

Gillian Craig

Specialist Nurse Motor Neurone Disease

Group member (Co-Lead Non Cancer Palliative Care Group)

Claire Douglas

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Group member (Co-Lead Non Cancer Palliative Care Group)

Carole Fraser

Community Learning Disabilities Nurse, NHS Tayside

Group member

Buddhi Gunaratne

Consultant Paediatrician, NHS Tayside

Group member

Jenny Hill

Locality Manager, Dundee HSCP

Group member

Lesley Howells

Maggie’s Research Lead(UK)/Lead Consultant Clinical psychologist (Scotland), Centre Head

For information only

Anne Kelly

Specialty Doctor in Palliative Care, NHS Tayside

Group member

Shirley Kelly

Macmillan Lead Palliative Care Pharmacist, NHS Tayside

Chair (Pharmacy Network Lead)

Fiona MacCormick

Consultant in Palliative Medicine, NHS Tayside

Group member (Research Group Lead)

Shona MacLean

Interim Service Manager, Care at Home Policy & Commissioning, Perth & Kinross HSCP

Group member

Diane McCulloch

Head of Community Care (Operational Services), Dundee HSCP

Group member

Kirsty McQuarrie

Clinical Co-ordinator for SPCS, Perth & Kinross HSCP

Deputy for jenny Hill

Sarah Mills

General Practitioner/Academic Fellow, University of Dundee

Group member (Research Group Lead)

Sandra Gourlay

Karen Fletcher

Wendy Reid

Lead Nurse, Perth & Kinross HSCP

Lead Nurse, Angus HSCP

Lead Nurse, Dundee HSCP

Group member (on a rotational basis)

Naeema Pervaze

Integrated Manager, Dundee HSCP

Group member

Valerie  Riddle

Senior Practitioner/Acting Team Leader, Perth & Kinross Council

Group member

Jillian Richmond

Service Manager, Older Peoples Services, Angus HSCP

Group member

Jean Sargeant

Partnership Quality Lead, Macmillan Cancer Support

Group member

Judith Sixsmith

Professor of Health Related Research, University of Dundee

Group member (Research Group Lead)

Karen Stewart

Macmillan Palliative Care Practice Educator

Group member (Education Group Rep)

Patrick Sullivan

Chaplain/Spiritual Care Provider, NHS Tayside

Group member

Lynsey Webster

Senior Officer – Strategy, Performance & Support Services, Dundee HSCP

Group member (Data & Audit Group Lead)