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Palliative Care: North of England

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 155376, tabled on 19 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken to provide patients in the north of England with palliative care.

Answered on

27 June 2018

The commissioning of palliative care services is a local matter. Patients should receive palliative care in an appropriate timeframe according to clinical need. Palliative care can be provided in a patient’s home, care home, hospice or hospital.