On Monday 22 April, MPs will be discussing hospice funding in Parliament, at a backbench business debate. We need your MP to show up and speak up, to protect your local hospice.

Email your MP now. You can find the email address for your MP here. We’ve written the message for you. All you need to do is copy and paste it into a new email, add your details and press send. This simple action could make all the difference to the future of Prospect Hospice, and others like us across England.

Email template:

Dear (insert name of your local MP),

I’m a supporter of Prospect Hospice, a charity delivering essential end-of-life care to local people in Swindon, Marlborough, and northeast Wiltshire. I am deeply concerned to hear that, like hospices across England, the vital services they provide are under threat because their income is not rising in line with the growing need for their services locally.

As my representative in Parliament, will you take part in the backbench business debate on Monday 22 April, where MPs will be discussing the subject of hospice funding.

Prospect Hospice’s Chief Executive, Jeremy Lune, has written a blog on this subject, which you can read here.

To protect local hospice care in your constituency, please ask the government to:

· Produce a national plan to ensure the right funding flows to hospices. This should include measures to support local Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) with their commissioning decisions to secure hospice funding now and into the future.

· Ensure ICBs commit to fully delivering the statutory requirement set out in the Health and Care Act 2022. This should include placing hospices on multi-year contracts, paying the full cost of commissioned clinical services, and offering hospices the same annual contract value increases as NHS services.

Please let me know if you will take part in the debate on Monday to help protect hospice care in our local area for years to come.

Many thanks for your support with this important matter,



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