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
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