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CROSSBENCH peer Baroness Julia Neuberger will chair an independent panel looking into the Liverpool Care Pathway in hospitals and care homes.

Baroness Neuberger will lead a review into the controversial end-of-life regime which can involve withholding food and drink from terminally ill patients.

The review will hear evidence from patients, families and health professionals before reporting to ministers and the NHS Commissioning Board this summer.

Announcing the appointment, care and support minister Normal Lamb said Baroness Neuberger - a senior rabbi at the West London Synagogue and former chief executive for health think-tank the King's Fund - would bring "unique knowledge and experience" to the job.

Baroness Neuberger, 62, said: "At its best Britain leads the world in end-of-life care but it is not always perfect and we need to work hard to get it right."
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 15, 2013
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