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Charity announces new policy head

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Marie Curie has filled the head of policy and public affairs role vacated earlier this year

A charity providing end of life care in Scotland has announced a new senior policy expert will join them later this month. 

On Wednesday Amy Dalrymple confirmed that she will be joining Marie Curie as head of policy and public affairs in Scotland. 

Ms Dalrymple will join at the end of May from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), where she currently heads up the policy team which influences Scottish health and social care policy on behalf of nurses and patients.

Prior to joining RCN the policy leader worked for Alzheimer Scotland, and currently sits on the board of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust. 

She is also co-chair of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy, the independent think-tank formerly known as the John Wheatley Centre. 

Announcing the move on social media, Ms Dalrymple said: “Very excited to tell everyone: at the end of May I’ll join Marie Curie as Head of Policy and Public Affairs in Scotland.

“I’ll work with amazing people to change systems & culture around death, dying & bereavement; looking forward to reconnections and new connections.” 

Ms Dalrymple will take over from Richard Meade, who was appointed as director of Carers UK earlier this year after more than eight years with Marie Curie. 

Writing on Twitter, Mr Meade said: “This is brilliant news. Amy is one of the most effective and passionate campaigners in Scotland, with a massive policy brain!! 

“I honestly couldn’t think of a better person to take up my old job at Marie Curie Scotland and with Ellie Wagstaff will make an incredible team!”



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Jim Mclean
2 months ago

To whom it may concern I feel I must contact you regarding the story that has been published dated the 29th of November regarding the terminally ill out of hours service which was slated by Amy Dalrymple of the Marie Curie service. I myself am a home care assistant who works in the out of hours service based in Alexandria, I work alongside NHS nurses and would like the record put straight we provide a service 365 night a year which is 1st class and in no way inadequate or fragmented. The nurses I work with are totally dedicated to our patients and provide a top class service. I am very unhappy after reading this in the papers and I think Amy Dalrymple should hang her head in shame for stating and I quote we cannot tell people to die during office hours. I do hope you reply to this email as I feel very strongly about this article that has published that was in no way a true reflection of the fantastic service we the out of hours service provides, yours Jim Mclean