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Nov 17 2015
Seriously ill children need care around the clock
Children with life-limiting conditions and their families are not getting the care they desperately need because there are not enough professionals with the skills and knowledge to provide it.
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
Nov 12 2015
Together for Short Lives animation wins award
Together for Short Lives has won Digital Entrepreneur Award for its animation We’re Having a Baby
Nov 11 2015
MBE shines a light on families and staff
Together for Short Lives Trustee, David Widdas, has been awarded an MBE
Nov 04 2015
Rising numbers of children with life-shortening conditions in Scotland
The prevalence of babies, children and young people in Scotland with life-shortening conditions is rising, and an increase in palliative care services is required to meet their needs according to a new report
Oct 26 2015
House of Lords debate focuses on children’s palliative care
Last week (Friday 23rd October), peers debated Baroness Finlay’s Access to Palliative Care Bill in the House of Lords. Together for Short Lives briefed peers on the importance of including children, young people and their families in the debate and called on them to ensure the Bill, which affects only England.
Oct 22 2015
House of Lords to debate access to palliative care
Palliative care issues are to be discussed twice in the House of Lords this week; Together for Short has briefed peers to ask that they include children, young people and their families in these debates.
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.
Oct 15 2015
Government responds to Health Select Committee report
Ministers can and must do more to make sure that seriously ill children in England can access palliative care when and where they need it. The call, made by Together for Short Lives, the UK’s leading children’s palliative care charity, follows today’s (15 October) government response to recommendations made by the House of Commons Health Select Committee in its inquiry into palliative and end of life care.
Oct 13 2015
Making an impact
Together for Short Lives has published its first ever impact report.