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'Care practice and services' news stories:
Mar 31 2016
End the postcode lottery in provision of palliative care
A review of end-of-life care for adults has found many hospitals are failing to provide face-to-face palliative care specialists around the clock for those that need it. Together for Short Lives is keen to work with government to end this postcode lottery in provision of end-of-life care.
Dec 01 2015
Supporting young people to explore sexuality & relationships
A free guide is now available for professionals to support young people with uncertain life-expectancy who want to experience intimacy, sex and relationships.
Nov 25 2015
Comprehensive Spending Review: response
Together for Short Lives Chief Executive Barbara Gelb responds to the Comprehensive Spending Review
Nov 12 2015
Action needed to increase access to hospice care for Muslims
Hospices and NHS services must capture data about religion and ethnicity much more consistently from people using their services – as glaring gaps in this data are preventing effective planning of palliative and hospice services for Muslim patients and their families
Oct 19 2015
Urgent action: Together for Short Lives supports new call from Bliss
Together for Short Lives supports the call from Bliss, the UK charity for premature and sick babies, for urgent action to address the shortage of staff in neonatal units across England.
Sep 16 2015
Recommendations for improving children's palliative care in Wales
A major new report into the future needs of families in Wales whose children are expected to die in childhood was launched yesterday (15 September) by Wales’ Minister for Health and Social Services, Mark Drakeford.
Mar 25 2015
New framework to help doctors make challenging decisions
We have welcomed the new framework published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health that sets out when it can be considered no longer in the best interests of the child to give life sustaining treatment (LST).
May 12 2014
Dying Matters Week 2014: You only die once #YODO
Millions are leaving it too late to discuss dying wishes, according to a new Dying Matters study
Mar 25 2014
Difficult conversations for young adults
We're proud to be working with the National Council for Palliative Care to develop the Difficult Conversations for Young Adults guidance booklet
Mar 13 2014
Palliative care on neonatal units: first guidance published
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust publishes the first ever guidance for palliative care on neonatal units