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Evaluation of the Strategic Development of Children’s Palliative Care Networks

Together for Short Lives work to improve the commissioning of healthcare for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions through strong and effective strategic networks. Changes to the NHS means that new approaches to commissioning are needed in order to deliver improved health outcomes for children needing palliative care.

This report identifies the potential for networks to influence commissioning, at the same time recognising the need for ongoing network development.

The report was commissioned by Together for Short Lives from Professor Jane Coad, Professor in Children and Family Nursing, and team in the centre for Children and Families Research (CFR), Coventry University

None of this report must be reproduced without the explicit consent of Professor Jane Coad Coventry University and Katrina McNamara, Director of Service Development and Improvement, Together for Short Lives