From the House of Commons Health Committee End of Life Care Report:
The care that people receive at the end of their lives has a profound impact not only upon them but also upon their families and carers. At the most difficult of times, their experience will be made worse if they encounter poor communication and planning or inadequate professional expertise. The Health Committee has looked at the state of end of life care since the independent Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway, chaired by Baroness Neuberger, and found great variation in quality and practice across both acute and community settings.
The full report is available on the UK parliament website.
The BBC covered the report here.
I admit to not having been able to cover all 54 pages before posting this, but I wanted to get a link up for those that may not have seen it otherwise. I’ll post again if there’s more to say than the BBC report has already covered.