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Improving Care for Dying People – more time to give your views

The engagement exercise being undertaken by the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP), has been extended until 31st January 2014 to give more time for patients, families and carers, professionals and organisations to give their views and help inform a key part of its response to More Care, Less Pathway, the independent report on the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP).

Dr Bee Wee, chair of the LACDP and NHS England's National Clinical Director for End of Life Care said:

"We are really keen to hear the views and ideas of patients, families and carers, professionals and organisations on our proposals for a set of desired outcomes for people who are dying which, supported by guiding principles, describe what good quality care should look like for people in the last days and hours of life, no matter where they are being cared for.

"Our proposals firmly focus on ensuring that we get the fundamentals of good care right, rather than on the delivery of protocols and processes, which was one of the problems identified by the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

"Key to this is creating individual plans of care for each dying person, which would be tailored to meet their specific needs and circumstances in discussion with both them and their families."

Find out more and how to get involved here