Good quality end of life care will be ensured by a new leadership alliance, NHS England has announced.
Following the recent independent review into the Liverpool Care Pathway, the group has been formed to ensure high quality, compassionate care in the last days and hours of life.
The recent review called for a ‘coalition’ of regulatory and professional bodies to lead the way in delivering education, training and skills needed to make high quality care for dying patients a reality.
The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP) is being set up under Dr Bee Wee, national clinical director for end of life care at NHS England.
NHS England, the Care Quality Commission, Department of Health, Nursing and Midwifery Council and NICE form just part of the alliance.
An NHS England statement said: “The LACDP will engage extensively with both professionals involved in caring for dying people as well as individuals themselves and their families and other carers to gather views and ideas on good practice in caring for someone in the last days and hours of life.”