Palliative Care (Children): Life Force

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Life Force offers a specialist paediatric service providing additional care and support for children up to 18 years old with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

The team provides:

  • symptom management support
  • coordination of current services, accessing extra support for families when necessary
  • provision of respite/short breaks in the home
  • pre and post-bereavement support to parents and siblings

Eligibility criteria


  • children from birth to 18 with a potentially life-threatening or life-limiting condition
    • registered with a GP in Camden, Islington or Haringey
  • Referrals should fall into one of the following categories.
    • Category 1
      Life-threatening conditions for which curative treatment may be feasible but can fail, e.g. cancer, irreversible organ failure
    • Category 2
      Conditions where premature death is inevitable, where there may be long periods of intensive treatment aimed at prolonging life, e.g. cystic fibrosis
    • Category 3
      Progressive conditions without curative treatment options, e.g. Batten disease, muscular dystrophy
    • Category 4
      Irreversible but non-progressive conditions causing severe disability, e.g. severe cerebal palsy

How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under
ISL global documents > Palliative Care  > Life Force Paediatric Palliative Care & Bereavement Service - Whittington

Non-urgent referrals

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Non-urgent referrals


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