Dr Sean Hughes is a Research Associate in the Division of Health Research at Lancaster University. He is currently working with a team at the International Observatory on End of Life Care looking at best practice in integrated palliative care pathways in advanced cancer and chronic disease.
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    The demise of the Liverpool Care Pathway

    Two weeks ago, the hastily commissioned report into the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) was published. More Care, Less Pathway (hereafter: the review) made 44 recommendations, the most significant being that the LCP should be phased out in England within 6-12 months.