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Palliative Care

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what amendments there have been to the Liverpool Care Pathway since its introduction in the NHS. (231590)

The Department did not develop the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) and is not responsible for its content. The LCP was developed by the Specialist Palliative Care Team at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool. Although originally developed for the care of cancer patients in the acute environment, it has been adapted and disseminated across all care settings irrespective of diagnosis. The LCP is reviewed on an ongoing basis.