Review of Liverpool Care Pathway for dying patients

November 2016

Hospital Management

Country of origin: UK

A recent 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:

phasing out the LCP and and replacing it with an individual end of life care plan
a general principle that a patient should only be placed on the LCP or a similar approach by a senior responsible clinician in consultation with the healthcare team
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
an end to incentive payments for use of the LCP and similar approaches
a new system-wide approach to improving the quality of care for the dying
Is there anything wrong with this page?

Resources

Self-Assessment Tool for Improving the Quality of Services to Children and Young People June 2017 A self-assessment tool has been designed to assist in assessing their knowledge and capability to commission children?s and...
People in control of their own health and care May 2017 The idea that people should have a stronger voice in decisions about their health and care, and that services should better...
Online tool takes the headache out of sick leave April 2017 NHS Employers has launched a free online tool to further improve the management of staff sick leave in the NHS. The tool is...
Health communication activities March 2017 The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) website: Health Communication Activities. This online...
Safety Features Of GP Computer Systems March 2017 A survey and study on the safety features required in GP computer systems, commissioned by the NPSA and published by the...
The Role And Value Of Specialist Nurses In Prostate Cancer Care February 2017 Specialist nurses may play an important role in helping to improve the experiences of patients with prostate cancer,...
Health And Care Statistics Website February 2017 The website containing data on all aspects of health care in Wales provides access to the latest statistical releases,...
Rates of survival for heart surgery February 2017 The Care Quality Commission and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery have a website with information on outcomes of heart...
Child Protection – Information sharing project January 2017 NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have a series of short films to promote the benefits...
Launch of the Case Studies Pinboard January 2017 The Case Studies Pinboard, part of The Learning Environment for commissioners, is available. Developed in response to...
Search by Keyword