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Palliative Care: North of England

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Laura Smith Laura Smith Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

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.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

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.

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