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Fulfilling every child’s right to good palliative care

Specialist children’s nurses in Scotland are improving access to palliative care services and empowering families, an independent report has found

Specialist children’s nurses in Scotland are improving access to palliative care services and empowering families, an independent report has found

  • The team of three delivered more than 90 education sessions between 2015 and 2017

Children in Scotland's (CIS's) evaluation found that the country’s three Diana Children’s Nurses (DCNs) have brought about positive change for families, improved advanced planning and demonstrated leadership at national and local levels since their inception in 2014.

The nurses are employed by charity Children’s Hospices Across Scotland and funded by the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.

Based in NHS services, the DCNs work directly with families to support the palliative care needs of children and enhance workforce capacity by training staff in the palliative care available for children. They increase access

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