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This guidance has been developed by NHS England to support ICBs with their duty to commission palliative care services within integrated care systems (ICSs). ICSs have a key role to play in ensuring that people with palliative and end of life care needs can access and receive high quality personalised care and support.
The guidance is statutory and ICBs must have regard to it. It also contains links to resources and good practice for ICSs when planning locally and working collaboratively with local partners.