Palliative Care: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if Health Education England will (a) make an estimate of the demand for nurses from voluntary sector children’s palliative care organisations and (b) include that demand in its planning models.

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

In ‘Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future’, Health Education England’s (HEE) draft health and care workforce strategy for England, HEE set out the intention to collect workforce data and develop planning processes that recognise the full range of settings within which clinical staff are employed, which will include areas such as palliative care in the voluntary sector.

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