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Dec 06 2016
NICE publishes major new children’s palliative care guideline
Together for Short Lives has welcomed the new National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline on providing palliative care to seriously ill babies, children and young people.
Dec 05 2016
Major new children’s palliative care strategy for Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Department of Health has published a new 10-year strategy for palliative and end of life care for children and young people entitled 'Providing high quality palliative care for our children: a strategy for children’s palliative and end-of-life care 2016-26.'
Nov 23 2016
Autumn Statement fails families and children who aren’t managing
The Chancellor’s Autumn statement is a missed opportunity to help thousands of families of seriously ill children.
Nov 21 2016
Palliative care charities on the brink of state funding crisis
Cuts and freezes in statutory funding for children’s hospice and palliative care charities means a bleak outlook for seriously ill children and families in England.
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.
Oct 25 2016
Funding boost for children’s palliative care in Scotland
Together for Short Lives has welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government has committed £30 million funding for CHAS as part of increased investment in children’s palliative care over the next five years.
Oct 24 2016
MPs debate bereavement support during Baby Loss Awareness Week
MPs discussed baby loss and the bereavement support offered to parents whose child has died during an emotional and moving House of Commons debate last week (13 October).
Oct 10 2016
Charities unite for Baby Loss Awareness Week
Together for Short Lives is one of twenty-four charities that have joined together to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week
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.
Sep 19 2016
Hospital is the most common place of death for children with cancer
Together for Short Lives has welcomed a new study into the place of death for children and young people with cancer.