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Death pathway scrapped

An independent review of controversial end-of-life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) has recommended that it be phased out.

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Review of controversial death pathway to be published

An elderly person is assessed at a hospital. Credit: PA

The findings of an independent review into the Liverpool Care Pathway will be published at 10.30am today.

On Saturday The Telegraph reported that the review of the controversial end-of-life regime would recommend that it is phased out.

The LCP recommends that in some circumstances doctors withdraw treatment, food and water from sedated patients in their final days.

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