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Rising numbers of children with life-shortening conditions in Scotland

Date Posted
4 November, 2015

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, Children in Scotland requiring Palliative Care (ChiSP), which was...

Government responds to Health Select Committee report

Date Posted
15 October, 2015

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...

New infographics illustrate how we are here for the 49,000

Date Posted
5 October, 2015

There are 49,000 seriously ill children in the UK with health conditions that mean they may die young - this is equivalent to one child in every school across the UK. Yet imagining what life is like for these families...

Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care

Date Posted
8 September, 2015

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...


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