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Robin House Hospice

Evaluation of the Diana Children's Nurse Service

Children in Scotland (CiS) have been commissioned by Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) to undertake an evaluation of the Diana Children’s Nurses Service (DCN).

Since early 2014, Diana Fund resources have been utilised to employ three Diana Children’s Nurses, employed and managed by CHAS. The three DCNs have a regional focus, with individual nurses located in the West, East and North of Scotland. The overarching aim of the service is to ensure that babies, children and young people have access to palliative care when and where they need it.

The evaluation seeks to establish the extent to which the DCN service has been able to meet its established aims and objectives and to generate learning about the barriers and facilitators to improving palliative care for babies, children and young people.

This evaluation will have a number of stages and will use a mixed methodology approach, taking place over a period of two years. 

For more information, please contact Jane Miller, Assistant Policy Officer, at or on 0131 313 8836.