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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

Archbishop Smith, chairman of the bishops' Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Department of Health says it will not launch an inquiry into the Liverpool Care Pathway despite plea from archbishop

Bishop Fisher: 'Age must not be a criterion of health care distribution' (Photo: PA)

In a lecture Bishop Anthony Fisher says cost-cutting may lead to a compromise on basic moral principles

London Olympics open

The numbers dying under the state healthcare provider belies its image

Dame Cecily brought compassion to the lives of the dying (PA)

Dame Cecily Saunders foresaw the threat of euthanasia and created an alternative

Claim that thousands of patients are being killed appears sensational