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Oct 02 2015
Children’s palliative care is a priority, says Welsh Minister
Mark Drakeford, the Minister for Health and Social Services, described improvements to palliative care for children and young people as a key priority during a Welsh Assembly debate this week.
Oct 01 2015
VIP treatment for families at One Direction Concert
Families enjoyed the ultimate 1D experience at London's O2 Arena last night.
Sep 23 2015
Call for Scottish Government to improve children's palliative care
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) has challenged a key Scottish Parliament committee to back its call for better access to care for children with life-limiting conditions.
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.
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 09 2015
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September is Childhood Awareness Month in the UK and across the world – raising awareness of the impact of childhood cancer and the work being done to support children and families.
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 27 2015
Continued support from Children with Cancer UK
Together for Short Lives is delighted to have received a further welfare grant from Children with Cancer UK to support the delivery of our new organisational strategy.
Jul 15 2015
CEO Barbara Gelb at Windsor Castle for Investiture
Barbara Gelb, Chief Executive of Together for Short Lives attended her Investiture ceremony for her OBE at Windsor Castle on 14 July. The OBE, awarded in recognition of services to improving care services for children, was presented to her by the Princess Royal.
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.