"The Government will announce today the end of the deeply controversial Liverpool Care Pathway....the scheme became mired in bitter controversy after relatives and patients claimed that the LCP was being used to accelerate death, or even to kill patients who were not dying at all by starving and dehydrating them until they did, in fact, die. Worse still were claims of financial incentives for hospital trusts to bump up the LCP numbers."
"The Government-commissioned review...called for an overhaul in end-of-life care, highlighting poor training and lack of compassion on the part of nursing staff.... [it] recommended phasing out the LCP and replacing it with a more personalised and clinically sensitive approach.....under the new guidance, only senior clinicians must make the decision to give end-of-life care, along with the healthcare team. and no decision must be taken out of hours without strong evidence."
In other words keep on killing, regardless of patient wishes, but don't give it a fancy name any more.