Marie Curie Cancer Care calls for audit of end-of-life care

Phil McCarvill at Marie Curie Cancer Care has said that the Liverpool Care Pathway remains an "important part of good end-of-life care".

But he said that his charity is calling for a national audit in order to "ensure confidence in end-of-life care" in the UK.

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New end-of-life care legal rights

Relatives are to get a legal right to be consulted before food or water is withdrawn from terminally-ill patients under the so-called "pathway to death," under new Government proposals.