So the director admits that these things have happened, and that there are financial incentives in termination, rather than treatment....Sometimes without consultation of the patient, or family...This is a non starter."However, as we have seen, there have been too many cases where patients were put on the pathway without a proper explanation or their families being involved. This is simply unacceptable."
"Today I have committed to appoint an independent chair to review how end of life care is working and oversee the reviews into the LCP. This will report back to me in the new year. This review will also consider the value of locally set incentives, and whether they are leading to bad decisions or practice."