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Palliative Care: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 286608, tabled on 4 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money NHS England has budgeted in the 2019-20 financial year for specialised paediatric palliative care as defined by E03/S/H 2013/14 NHS Standard Contract For Paediatric Medicine: Palliative Care.

Answered on

9 September 2019

The NHS England Personalised Care Group is reviewing the commissioning, service models, contracting and pricing structure for children and young people’s palliative and end of life care. Within that context, work is underway to develop a national service specification for all aspects of end of life care covering community, hospital, hospice and tertiary care.

As part of the review of the specialised service specification, the End of Life Care Sub group is also reviewing the current contracting and funding arrangements with hospitals providing tertiary level palliative care services.