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Seriously ill children not getting right care at the end of their life, new research finds

Date Posted
22 March, 2024

A new report from Together for Short Lives, the UK’s children’s palliative care charity, shows that in many places across the UK, families caring for seriously ill child cannot access the palliative and end of life care they need: Only...

Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd

Date Posted
14 May, 2024

Together for Short Lives is deeply saddened to hear of the recent death of Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd, Vice President of Together for Short Lives. Dame Liz trained as a children’s nurse and held a variety of registered nurse, midwife...

A good death is priceless

Date Posted
2 May, 2024
Sacha Langton-Gilks

Sacha Langton-Gilks is mother to DD, Rufus and Holly. Her son DD (David) was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2007, and died in 2012 aged 16 years. Sacha’s blog is based on the theme of her book Follow the Child,...

Time with Complex care programme team in Toronto

Date Posted
30 April, 2024

In her final blog update, Helena shares her time with the teams in Toronto and her final reflections. To follow along with her earlier blogs head to: Blog 1 Blog 2 Blog 3 Blog 4 Blog 5 Complex Care for...

Spring policy roundup for families 2024

Date Posted
26 April, 2024
James Cooper, Head of External Affairs

The latest policy information for families To receive the latest policy roundup, sign up to our family newsletter here. Thank you for supporting our ‘Short Lives Can’t Wait’ campaign In March 2024, we launched our new ‘Short Lives Can’t Wait’...

Time for Toronto

Date Posted
25 April, 2024
Dr Helena Dunbar

In her latest blog update, Helena shares her time with the teams in Toronto. To follow along with her earlier blogs: Blog 1 Blog 2 Blog 3 Blog 4 Waking up on my last morning in Vancouver to find that...


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