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What will the Government’s new national commitment on end of life care mean for hospices?

While the alignment of the national commitment to the five Priorities of Care produced in 2014 and Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care will go some way to help support improvements at local level, significant improvements will also depend on the priority given to end of life care in each area by local decision-makers.

As earlier research by Hospice UK shows, end of life care is not a priority for many Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs).