Dr Jim Burtonwood is a portfolio GP and palliative care speciality doctor. As well as a developing body of clinical experience in the supportive care of prisoners during cancer treatment, he has also conducted research into the demand for palliative care behind bars and the challenges in delivering it. Following on from this research, he has been involved with the European Association of Palliative Care task force on mapping palliative care provision for prisoners across Europe. He is currently engaged in ongoing research investigating the delivery of healthcare for older, frailer prisoners.