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People at the end of life should be treated humanely (AP)

There are increasing concerns about the way the system is working

Bishop Philip Egan (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Egan expressed concerns about the Liverpool Care Pathway in December

Baroness Neuberger is chair of an inquiry into the LCP (Photo: PA)

Author of the bishops’ report says LCP is not ‘inherently unethical’ but has been ‘badly implemented’

Bishop Egan, centre (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop says he is ‘delighted’ that cash incentives for NHS Trusts taking up the LCP now seem likely to be abolished

Lord Carlile says doctors who put patients on the end-of-life pathway without their consent should be struck off (Photo: PA)

Lord Carlile says doctors who put patients on the end-of-life pathway without their consent should be struck off

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We must not dreary pessimism drive us towards acceptance of suicide

Now the Liverpool Care Pathway, it seems, is being applied to babies with severe long-term disabilities

Norman Lamb, Lib Dem MP and care minister (Photo: PA)

Archbishop Smith had asked the Department of Health to launch an inquiry in September

Palliative care specialists say doctors must be 'trained appropriately' before they adopt the Liverpool Care Pathway (Photo: PA)

There is too much evidence that the LCP is being used by some doctors as euthanasia by the back door, and that they are wilfully failing to consult: the Health Secretary will be ignored

A volunteer tends to a patient in Pennsylvania (Photo: PA)

It was a significant contrast to the sad, hasty and solitary deaths so many people are subjected to, not least on the Liverpool Care Pathway