14 December 2012

RCGP Stance on Assisted Dying

Following a feature discussing assisted dying by Professor Clare Gerada, Chair of RCGP Council, in the December issue of the British Journal of General Practice, the College would like to reiterate that the piece was written in a personal capacity.

The College's stance on assisted dying remains the same: The RCGP firmly believes that with current improvements in palliative care, good clinical care can be provided within existing legislation.

Further Information

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