Cicely Mary Strode Saunders is often referred to as 'the founder of the modern hospice movement'. Born in June 1918, she trained as a nurse, a medical social worker and as a physician.
Dame Cicely Saunders received many honours for her work, which included defining the concept of 'total pain'. She founded St Christopher's Hospice in London in 1967.
Professor David Clark, founder of the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group, is writing a new biography of Cicely Saunders while on sabbatical during 2016.