[PDF] Guidance for doctors and nurses caring for people in the last days of life

NHS England
NHS England
Publication date:
16 July 2013


The purpose of this paper is to give doctors and nurses early guidance in the light of the Independent Review’s recommendation that the use of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) should be phased out within the next six to twelve months and replaced with an end of life care plan. While the recommendations included in the report are reviewed in detail, it is imperative that people who are dying continue to receive good end of life care.