Simon Chapman, director of policy and parliamentary affairs at the National Council for Palliative Care, urges government to act on the palliative care review's recommendations:

“It is vital that the government acts on the review's recommendations and creates a fair funding mechanism that will ensure people get high quality end of life care where and when they need it.

"Although the majority of us would prefer to be cared for and die at home, in a care home or in a hospice, more than half of us die in hospital. We only get one chance to get it right for dying people, which is why it must be a priority to ensure everyone who needs it can access palliative care round the clock."