I welcome the announcement that it is expected that the review of the Liverpool Care Pathway, led by Baroness Julia Neuberger, will recommend that it is to be phased out. I have never been very happy with it although I believe the intentions to be commendable. It is also expected to recommend that incentive payments for staff who put patients on end-of-life treatment plans should be banned, describing them as "totally unacceptable"
According to The Guardian report:”the regime was originally developed to allow terminally ill patients a peaceful and dignified death. But it came under intense criticism amid claims that it was being used to hasten deaths, clear beds and save money.”
You can read a 1st class article about this: click here and one by the RC Bishop of Portsmouth on this subject click here