Cash bribes have been given to hospitals to put patients on to the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway and ministers have told families that this will be ended and cash stopped.
For example, the hospital trust in Blackpool was last year paid £450.000 in return for ensuring 35 percent of patients who die are placed on the LCP.
This disclosure means that the NHS payments – which amount to at least £30 million, are likely to be stopped this year. Relatives and interested parties are in agreement that the ‘payments won’t stop they will just appear under another name or in a different pot of money.
Liberal Democrat Health minister, Norman Lamb’s response to being caught paying for LCP.