Independent report

Liverpool Care Pathway review: response to recommendations

One Chance to Get it Right: how health and care organisations should care for people in the last days of their life.



The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People, made up of 21 national health and care organisations, has published One Chance to Get it Right, the response to the recommendations set out in More Care, Less Pathway, the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

The response sets out the Alliance’s commitment that care for all people in the last days of their life should be compassionate and tailored to the needs and preferences of the dying person. To achieve this, the Alliance has developed 5 new Priorities for Care, which set out the standards of care that dying people and their families should expect to receive.

The Alliance has also published:

  • the commitments Alliance members have made to implement the Priorities for Care
  • a summary of public engagement into the Alliance’s proposed approach

Further materials for health and care staff and organisations involved in implementing the priorities are available from the NHS Improving Quality website.

Published 26 June 2014