The National Council for Palliative Care supports the BMA’s call for the Government to prioritise end-of-life care

Date: 
14 January 2016
Claire Henry, CEO of the National Council for Palliative Care, said “We support this call for the Government to prioritise end-of-life care. End-of-life care has improved in recent years, but much more needs to be done.

At the Government’s request, I chaired a wide-ranging review into end-of-life care that identified a number of urgent areas for further improvement. I know the Government received and appreciated the review, but we are still waiting for a detailed response after almost a year. At the moment, too many people do not receive good quality end-of-life care, and the system is disjointed and inefficient. The way we care for dying people and their families is an important measure of our values as a society. Improving their quality and experience of care should be an urgent priority for the government.”

 

The review, What’s Important to Me, can be downloaded here: http://www.ncpc.org.uk/choice-review-final-report

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