Important new guidance for children’s palliative care

Three important children’s palliative care reports have been published over the last few months.  These have important implications for the provision of palliative care to babies, children and young people across the Northwest

NICE Guidance for End of Life Care in Children

DH Our Commitment to You for End of Life Care July 2016

Together for Short Lives Networks Report 2016

There are a number of key themes cross cutting all three reports.

  • Choice in the setting of end of life care
  • The need for 24/7 access to community children’s nursing and specialist palliative care advice and support
  • The importance of Advance Care Planning
  • The role and importance of Managed Clinical Networks

We will be working across the network over the next few months to engage with commissioners and organisational leaders to raise awareness of these drivers for improvement and develop a shared action plan

More to come…