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340 members sign Telegraph Letter

22 Dec

SIR – As health-care professionals, we welcome the guidance by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on the care of dying adults, in particular the emphasis placed on honest, transparent communication and “providing individualised care”. These principles …

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UK’s leading healthcare professionals demand change

8 Sep

We, the undersigned, express our support for the assisted dying bill, which will be debated in the House of Commons on Friday 11 September. As healthcare professionals, we believe that the current law prohibiting assisted dying is dangerous, cruel and …

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RCP affirm opposition to assisted dying

27 Nov

The RCP is still behind the public on this issue, but they are catching up. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) have re-affirmed their opposition to assisted dying today after a recent survey of fellows and members. The survey found that 42.5% …

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BMA announce end-of-life care initiative

26 Nov

Sir Graeme Catto (Chair of Dignity in Dying and former president of the General Medical Council) has responded to the announcement that the British Medical Association has announced a project which will be “held across the UK to engage doctors …

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Breakthrough in assisted dying debate

7 Nov

Vote in the House of Lords sees unanimous support for judicial oversight of assisted dying We have moved a significant step closer to a change in the law. Reacting to pressure from the public and the courts, the House of …

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