Published: 12th August 2016
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has drafted guidelines for end of life care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The guidelines cover care planning and support for children and young people approaching the end of their lives, as well as support for parents, carers and healthcare professionals.
CMF has submitted a response welcoming the guidelines, their general tone and content, and the absence of any reference to 'pathways' of care that in other settings have defaulted to inflexible protocols. We have urged that the guidelines be extended to include unborn children with life-limiting conditions, and have emphasised the valuable contribution made by perinatal hospices and palliative care in these situations.
Philippa Taylor (CMF Head of Public Policy) 020 7234 9664
Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668
Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225
Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 4,000 British doctor members in all branches of medicine. A registered charity, it is linked to about 65 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.
CMF exists to unite Christian doctors to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.