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Implementation of NICE guideline national audit

A national overview of the readiness of the children’s palliative care sector to implement the NICE End of Life Care for Infants, Children and Young People: Planning and Management Guideline.

Together for Short Lives has developed this report with the support of NHS England, to provide a baseline of the current position of the children’s palliative care sector in providing high quality, equitable palliative and end of life care based on the NICE guideline.

The data in this report was collected from the regional children’s palliative care networks and then collated and analysed against the NICE guideline. The results show a mixed level of achievement reflecting the wide variation that exists across each of the networks.