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Palliative Care: Community Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 45026, tabled on 2 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking in response to recent trends in the demand for palliative and end of life care in the community.

Answered on

26 September 2022

Palliative and end of life care services are commissioned by integrated care boards (ICBs) to meet the needs of the local population. NHS England has recently published statutory guidance to support ICBs in the duties under the Health and Care Act 2022, including the provision of palliative care, with explicit reference to community approaches and service provision in community settings.