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'Care practice and services' news stories:
Apr 03 2017
Partnering with Turn2us to fight UK poverty
Together for Short Lives partners with Turn2us on a new charitable fund to help people in need of financial assistance.
Nov 16 2016
Children’s palliative care charity funding crisis in the spotlight
Barbara Gelb OBE, Chief Executive of Together for Short Lives, appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to call for the government to end the children’s palliative care funding crisis.
Sep 19 2016
Children’s palliative care nurses needed to bridge care gap
There is currently a shortage of children’s palliative care nurses, and this is already having a negative impact on the care provided to children and families. Our new campaign You Can Be That Nurse encourages nurses to consider a career in children’s palliative care, and highlights how rewarding the role can be.
Jul 06 2016
Time to make palliative care choice commitment a reality
Together for Short Lives has broadly welcomed an important new government commitment which states that children and young people in England with the most complex needs should be able to live their lives as they and their parents wish.
Apr 26 2016
Updated Symptom Control Manual published
New edition of the ‘to go’ symptom control resource for professionals working with seriously ill children has been published. For the first time the manual is available as a cloud based web resource, as well as a pdf download.
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.