LCP Independent report

This report sets out recommendations regarding the Liverpool Care Pathway and end of life care following an independent review of the LCP chaired by Baroness Julia Neuberger.

The recommendations include:

  • unless there is a very good reason, a decision to withdraw or not to start a life-prolonging treatment should not be taken during any ‘out of hours’ period
  • an urgent call for the Nursing and Midwifery Council to issue guidance on end of life care
  • a new system-wide approach to improving the quality of care for the dying

News from National Health Executive Online

NHS to share digital medical records by 2018 Patients should be able to access their medical records online by 2015, health secretary Jeremy Hunt is to announce. The roll-out of the project will incorporate the whole NHS and be complete by 2018 ….     more >

Review of Liverpool Care Pathway

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An independent review is being launched into the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), following weeks of negative stories in the media. The… <<Read More>>

For this and other healthcare news from the National Health Executive Online, please note that they also publish a digital news version – see the November/December 12 issue.

BJN: Dying to care: dignity at end of life

British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 21, Iss. 21, 22 Nov 2012, pp 1295

November is always a sad month for me -full of past but ever-present family bereavement and sadness. It always makes me dwell on dying and death from a personal and professional perspective and from both, I see the development of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) as a significant improvement in care.

The full-text of this article is available to download at  An Athens account is required.

BMJ articles: End of Life Care Pathways

Kirsty Boyd and Scott Murray
Rosemarie Anthony-Pillai