Prospectus supported the HSE in the development of a ‘National Action Plan for Palliative Care Services’. A holistic, system-wide, approach was taken to addressing the level of need, building on the content of both The Report of the National Advisory Committee on Palliative Care, 2001 and the HSE Audit of Palliative Care Service Provision, 2007, conducted by each of the four HSE Areas, in conjunction with Area Development Committees. The final strategy outlined the required actions and initiatives necessary to address the gaps in palliative care service provision, against the recommendations set out in the NACPC Report. The National Action Plan is published on the HSE website.