Minister: implementation of national commitment for end of life care must be “meaningful and transparent”

9 December 2016
End of life care was debated in the House of Commons on Monday 05th December, in an adjournment debate brought forward by Catherine Mckinnell MP.

The debate, on ‘support for people with terminal illness’ provided opportunity for a number of MPs to question David Mowat MP, the Minister responsible for end of life care, on the issues facing people accessing end of life services and on the government’s plan for implementing the National Commitment for end of life care.

 In response to David Mowat’s comments at the debate, NCPC and Dying Matters Chief Executive Claire Henry commented, ‘We thank Catherine Mckinnell MP for calling this debate and welcome the Minister’s commitment to ensuring complete transparency, accountability and momentum are maintained when implementing the government’s national commitment for end of life care.

We are pleased that the Minister agreed to report regularly to parliament on progress. This will help ensure the national commitment brings meaningful improvements in people’s quality and experience of care. Parliamentary scrutiny on the progress being made will help make sure the changes we all want to see actually happen.”

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