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Apr 21 2017
5 characteristics of great palliative care
Rachel Wright gives a parent's view on what great palliative care should look like in 10 years' time
Apr 11 2017
Harnessing the power of data for CPC
At the recent parliamentary launch of Together for Short Lives’ #forthe49000 campaign, I was reminded of one of our favourite sayings at NPC with regards to charities communicating their impact: ‘No numbers without stories, no stories without numbers’
Apr 07 2017
Dying Matters for everyone
Every death matters, because every life matters. Every one of us, from the youngest to the oldest, deserves good quality end of life care, whoever we are, wherever we are, and whatever is bringing our life to an end.
Apr 07 2017
I dream of Managed Clinical Networks!
Sacha Langton-Gilks, DD's Mum, shares her personal vision for what great children’s palliative care could look like in 2028.
Apr 07 2017
I’ve had the time of my life
Shooting Star Chase children's hospice is supporting Together for Short Lives' upcoming conference Defining moments in children's palliative care. Tom Bradley from Shooting Star Chase has been working on a new database which has the potential to revolutionise care management for hospice professionals.
Mar 30 2017
Essential elements of great care
Together for Short Lives patron gives her view of what great children's palliative care should look like
Mar 29 2017
Helping say a very special, final farewell
Colourful Coffins are supporting Together for Short Lives' upcoming conference Defining moments in children's palliative care: Transforming the family experience. Mary Tomes from Colourful Coffins explains how they help families celebrate a loved one's life.
Mar 28 2017
Why I'm fundraising for seriously ill children
Our brave CEO Barbara explains what's motivated her to take on a tough Cliffhanger challenge this April.
Mar 24 2017
What does great palliative care look like?
Today we launch a public conversation about Together for Short Lives' future strategy, and our CEO is asking big questions about the sector.
Mar 22 2017
An important piece of a bigger puzzle?
James Cooper, Public Affairs and Policy Manager at Together for Short Lives, analyses whether the new children’s palliative care funding currency solves the longstanding problem of how to fund children’s palliative care in England.