The Together for Short Lives categories have raised awareness and offered some guidance globally of the types of diagnoses where children would benefit from a palliative care approach. They have been used by national policy makers, commissioners and professionals to inform mapping exercises, needs evaluations, service commissioning, advocacy and recruitment to research.
Twenty-five years on from the initial category development, Together for Short Lives is leading a programme of work (funded by The True Colours Trust) to ascertain how children are best identified as requiring palliative care services. Over a 12 month period we will be running a series of engagement events across the UK. We would like to invite you to join us for our events.