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'Policy news' news stories:
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 10 2015
Joint commissioning for children’s palliative care
A new guide released today by leading children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives aims to help clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local authorities and health and wellbeing boards in England to work together to improve commissioning for palliative care for children and young people.
Sep 08 2015
Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care
As part of the National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership, Together for Short Lives today jointly launches ‘Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020’. This new national framework urges local NHS organisations and local authorities to act to improve end of life care for people of all ages.
Jul 14 2015
Fragile outlook on statutory funding for hospices in England
Statutory funding for adult and children’s hospices in England is fragile, unfair and unsustainable according to findings released today by national charities, Hospice UK and Together for Short Lives.
May 15 2015
Call for fair and sustainable short break funding
Short breaks for families caring for a child who may not reach adulthood mean more than just a holiday – they provide vital respite and help families cope with the pressure of providing round the clock care for their children.
Mar 15 2015
End of life care committee report a "wake up call" for government
We have called on the next government to implement recommendations made by the House of Commons Health Select Committee in its inquiry into palliative and end of life care, published today.
Nov 06 2014
MPs to scrutinise palliative and end of life care in England
Together for Short Lives has welcomed the decision of a key parliamentary body to look into the way in which palliative and end of life care is commissioned and provided in England.
Mar 14 2014
Children and Families Bill becomes law
The Bill received Royal Assent on 14 March
Nov 19 2013
Children's palliative care blueprint for the next parliament
On Tuesday 19 November, Together for Short Lives will urge MPs to adopt eight priorities for their parties’ General Election manifestos that, if implemented, would transform children’s palliative care in the UK.
Feb 19 2013
Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum
Together for Short Lives welcomes response to the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum