MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE – news update on replacement of Liverpool Care Pathway

Marie Curie Cancer Care – Last updated: 27 June 2014

In July 2013 the findings from an independent review, led by Baroness Neuberger, into the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) were published. The report highlighted failings in the implementation of the LCP and recommended that the Government replace it with individual care plans by 14 July 2014.

Following the publication of the report, the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP) was formed by statutory and regulatory organisations such asCare Quality Commission (CQC), National Institute for Health Research and Health Education England, to whom the review panel addressed recommendations.

One Chance to Get it Right

As the leading charity for terminally ill people and their families, Marie Curie, along with other voluntary sector partners, was invited by NHS England and other key regulatory and statutory bodies to help advise, support and contribute to the work of the LACPD.  On 26 June 2014, the alliance published a report, which set out a new approach to care of the dying in England based on the needs and wishes of the person and those close to them.

The approach, which is outlined in One Chance to Get it Right, is based on five Priorities for Care which replace the Liverpool Care Pathway as the new basis for caring for someone at the end of their life.

To read the full article and One Chance to Get it Right

To read and overview and the learning outcomes of the JPA Training ‘End of Life Care Course