C:6 Delivering Children and Young People’s Palliative Care in an Integrated Landscape

Session Summary

Delivering high-quality palliative and end of life care for children and young people presents unique challenges, but also unique opportunities.

In this session delegates heard about the national picture of children and young people with palliative and end of life care needs, the opportunities afforded through the integration of health and social care for health and social care professionals to drive forward improvement in a new, collaborative landscape and the innovative improvement work already underway across Scotland to support children, young people and their families.

The session included an interactive component which explored opportunities and challenges associated with delivering palliative and end of life care for children and young people which will be used to inform work to take forward our Palliative and End of Life Care Strategic Framework for Action (SFA).

This workshop was run by the Scottish Government Palliative and End of Life Care Team, Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), and NHS National Services Scotland (NSS).