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A bleak funding landscape could push lifeline children’s hospices to their limits

Date Posted
22 June, 2021

Together for Short Lives warns that lifeline children’s hospices face an uncertain funding future. As the UK gets set to take tentative steps to leave Covid 19 behind, our children’s hospices feel its effects more than ever – with over...

A tribute to John Overton

Date Posted
6 October, 2021

I was very sad to hear that our good friend, and long-term children’s palliative care ambassador John Overton passed away on Saturday 2 October. John died peacefully in hospital with his wife Margaret and two sons at his side. Our...

Summer policy roundup for families

Date Posted
19 August, 2021
James Cooper, Head of Public Affairs and Policy

The latest policy information for families. To receive the latest policy roundup, sign up to our family newsletter here. England’s ‘ambitions for palliative care’ refreshed The ‘Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A National Framework for Local Action’...

Non-medical prescribing and the impact on children’s hospice care

Date Posted
1 July, 2021
Dr Michael Tatterton

To mark the launch of the third edition of Safe use of medicines, one of the toolkit's authors Dr Michael Tatterton shares his thoughts on the growth of non-medical prescribing in children's palliative care. It was whilst working as a...



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