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End of Life Issues. What can we expect in 2017?

End of Life Issues. What can we expect in 2017?

Things have been quieter than usual on the end of life front in the UK since the overwhelming defeat of Rob Marris’s and Patrick Harvie’s assisted suicide bills in 2015 in the Westminster and Scottish Parliament’s respectively. But there is new activity in the UK […]

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Lessons from Africa: running and dying well

We are just back from amazing two weeks in East Africa. Our son Andrew was taking on a series of epic challenges, which included running up Mt Kilimanjaro in a day (he took 7hrs 16 minutes from base camp), doing the same with Mt Kenya, […]

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Government ministers and MPs wade in on Liverpool Care Pathway

The controversial Liverpool care pathway (LCP), a framework used to manage patients who are imminently dying, has not unexpectedly now come to the attention of government ministers and MPs. Earlier this year, the Daily Mail newspaper claimed in a headline that the NHS was killing […]

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Specialists in Palliative Medicine need to act swiftly to respond to these five key concerns about the LCP

Yesterday I mentioned that the Association for Palliative Medicine (APM) had announced plans to launch an investigation into the controversial Liverpool Care pathway. Today both the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail have run the story. In addition a Daily Mail editorial today welcomes the […]

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Palliative Medicine specialists to investigate Liverpool Care Pathway

The Association for Palliative Medicine, representing over 1,000 doctors working in hospices and specialist palliative care units throughout the UK, is going to carry out new research into the use of the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP). The LCP was developed to assist in the […]