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Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP)

The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP) was formed in response to the report of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) review, More care, less pathway which was published in July 2013. The report recommended that the Liverpool Care Pathway – a tool developed in the late 1990’s to help doctors and nurses provide good quality end of life care – be phased out, and called for a system wide approach to improving end of life care.

We are a member of the LACDP, alongside other regulators such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Department of Health, NHS England, medical royal colleges and charities.

The objectives of the LACDP are:

  • to support all those involved in the care of people who are dying to respond to the findings of the review; and
  • to be the focal point for the system’s response to the findings and recommendations of the LCP review.

To achieve these objectives, the LACDP is developing advice and guidance to support doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to deliver high quality care at the end of life. It has also considered how best to address the recommendations made in the LCP review around a number of key areas, including accountability and responsibility of individual clinicians, out of hours decisions, nutrition and hydration and communication with the patient and their relatives or carers.

Visit the NHS England website to find out more.